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Two men accused of kicking, stomping man until he was unconscious
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Two men are accused of kicking, stomping and dragging a man to the point he was unconscious, according to authorities.

Bobby Jonathan Cardenas Jr., 19, of Buford, and Michael Lacy Tatro, 29, of Talmo were charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and battery.

According to a news release, Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said the alleged assault happened Jan. 3 at a residence in the 3700 block of Reece Circle in Talmo.

Cardenas and Tatro were accused of repeatedly striking the man “with their fists resulting in facial fractures and broken teeth,” Ware said.

“It is believed that the duo placed a hard object against the victim’s throat and pressed down with force resulting in strangulation and visible bruising to his throat and neck area,” he added.


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Cardenas and Tatro were accused of kicking and stomping the man on his chest and legs as well as dragging him “by his legs across the ground, resulting in large areas of visible bruising on his chest and side,” Ware wrote.

The man was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital. He is currently recovering from his injuries.

Warrants were issued Thursday, Jan. 10 for Cardenas and Tatro, who were booked the same day in to the Hall County Jail. Neither suspect has bond at this time.

The case is still under investigation.

Ware did not respond to questions from The Times regarding the victim’s age, any prior relationship between the suspects and the victim and any potential motive.

Cardenas had requested a public defender, but one had not yet been assigned Friday, Jan. 11.

Tatro indicated to Magistrate Court officials his intention to hire an attorney, though one was not listed Friday, Jan. 11.


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