Sandy Springs man ac­cused of as­sault­ing biker on Sil­ver Comet Trail

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff re­ports

A Sandy Springs man who was in train­ing to join a vol­un­teer pro­gram to help po­lice in that city was arrested af­ter po­lice say he as­saulted a man af­ter an ar­gu­ment on the Sil­ver Comet Trail, ac­cord­ing to his ar­rest war­rant.

Alden Adam Mar­tinez, 51, al­legedly got into an ar­gu­ment with an­other man on Sun­day, and as that man was leav­ing the area on a bi­cy­cle, Mar­tinez at­tacked him, knock­ing him off the bike, ac­cord­ing to the war­rant. Mar­tinez then al­legedly jumped on top of the man, punch­ing him sev­eral times and break­ing his eye socket, the war­rant states. Mar­tinez also al­legedly put his arm to the other man’s neck in such a way that the other man was not able to breathe, ac­cord­ing to the war­rant.

Mar­tinez has been charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault-stran­gu­la­tion, ag­gra­vated bat­tery and dis­or­derly con­duct, his war­rant states. He was booked into the Cobb jail on April 21 and re­leased the same day on a $30,000 bond, jail records show.

Last year, Mar­tinez com­pleted the Sandy Springs Cit­i­zen Po­lice Academy and was un­der­go­ing ad­di­tional train­ing for the depart­ment’s Cit­i­zens on Pa­trol pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to Sam Wor­sham, spokesper­son for Sandy Springs po­lice.

The Cit­i­zens on Pa­trol pro­gram sees vol­un­teers help­ing the depart­ment by di­rect­ing traf­fic at wreck scenes, work sites and pub­lic events and con­ducts checks on res­i­dences and busi­nesses when their own­ers are out of town, ac­cord­ing to the city of Sandy Springs’ web­site.

Wor­sham said Mar­tinez has been re­moved from the train­ing pro­gram. Editor’s note: This story was up­dated to re­flect Alden Mar­tinez’ cor­rect sta­tus in the Sandy Springs Po­lice Depart­ment’s train­ing pro­gram.

Alden Adam Mar­tinez

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