Authorities have arrested four local teenagers in connection with a stabbing that stemmed from an apparent setup in a north Forsyth neighborhood.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael Summerlin, 19, of Forsyth County, with two counts of aggravated assault.
Also charged were Joshua Massey and Nicolas Miraglia, both 18 and also of Forsyth County, and a 16-year-old girl. They each face one count of robbery.
Summerlin was released Thursday from the Forsyth County Detention Center after posting $55,000 bond, while Miraglia was released Wednesday on $22,110 bond. Massey remains in custody on $27,500 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.
The girl, whose name has not been released because of her age, was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Gainesville.
Sheriff’s Major Dan Jagoe said another 18-year-old could also be charged in connection with the incident.
He is currently hospitalized for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he suffered in a fight involving the other suspects.
Jagoe explained that Summerlin had arranged to meet the girl in the early morning hours Tuesday at the club house in the Riverstone Plantation subdivision off Jot Em Down Road.
He said Summerlin was lured to the location under the pretense of making a drug deal. He arrived to find Miraglia with the girl.
Summerlin then brandished a knife and Massey and the third 18-year-old, who were hiding nearby, joined in the fray.
Jagoe said Massey and the other male teen intended to rob Summerlin.
"They commenced to do that and there was a struggle," said Jagoe, adding that a concerned resident alerted authorities to the situation about 4:30 a.m.
He said authorities take such incidents seriously.
"If you’re going to try to sell any illegal substances, we’re going to do everything we can to investigate that and anything that comes out of that," Jagoe said.