Army Buddy Shooting Defendant To Enter Plea in Gwinnett
Amstutz is charged in the December 2011 shooting of a former Army friend in Suwanee.
The Gwinnett man who is charged with shooting a former Army buddy in December 2011 in Suwanee is scheduled to enter a plea in Gwinnett Superior Court soon.
Timothy Amstutz, currently being held without bond in Gwinnett Detention Center, is scheduled to enter a plea before Judge Warren Davis on Sept. 7.
A Gwinnett District Attorney's Office spokesperson confirmed Friday that the plea hearing is scheduled. More information could not be obtained.
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Amstutz, formerly of Lawrenceville, faces several charges in the attack on Carmon McCurrie, of a Grand Park Drive address. The two had served together in the Army stateside; McCurrie also served in the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Charges against Amstutz are aggravated assault, aggravated battery (four counts), and possession of a firearm or knife during a felony (two counts).
Police records say that Amstutz fired at McCurrie from outside the victim's home, possibly with a shotgun. The attack occurred in the late evening hours when McCurrie was playing video games in the living room of his home.
Doctors say the video game headphones that McCurrie was wearing may have saved his life.
Amstutz was apprehended by police in North Carolina the day after the attack, and later extradited to Gwinnett.
McCurrie has had several surgeries since the attack, and family members also are helping with his rehabilitation.
"The trauma to the brain has not healed yet, and neither has the emotional trauma that was inflicted by the whole incident," according to an email from Rosemary Vollmar, the victim's mother in law. "He still suffers from vivid dreams and needs medication for that. Carmon and Amy (McCurrie) didn't feel comfortable going to the 4th of July celebrations but were still housebound due to the fireworks that could be heard for several hours."
Two of McCurrie's three children attend Peachtree Ridge High.
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