Saturday, February 4, 2012
The firing of the arresting Suwanee officer means the Gwinnett solicitor does not have enough evidence to proceed with the case.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 4, 2012
A Gwinnett prosecutor has decided to drop the driving under the influence charge against Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino, due to lack of evidence. The case came apart because of the dismissal of the arresting Suwanee police officer. Masino, a Suwanee resident and former mayor of Suwanee, was arrested last August on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road after his vehicle was observed swerving between lanes. Initially, an off-duty officer spotted Masino's vehicle swerving on I-85, and phoned Suwanee police. Masino did not finish a field sobriety test and subsequently was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center. He also was charged with texting while driving and improper lane change. Those charges also have been dismissed. Masino told the arresting …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Allegedly shot by a former Army friend, Carmon McCurrie had another operation on his right leg in January. He's under care from family members.
Updated 12:24 p.m., Jan. 29, 2012 The Suwanee man who was shot and wounded in his home in December -- allegedly by a former Army friend -- while playing video games has had a second surgery as the result of wounds suffered in the attack. Carmon McCurrie fell and broke a bone in his right leg this month while attempting to walk at home, and surgery again was required, according to Rosemary Vollmar, his mother in law. McCurrie, of a Grand Park Drive address in Suwanee, also had reconstructive surgery on his leg, nose and ear in December shortly after the shooting. Timothy Franklin Amstutz of Lawrenceville, an Army friend of McCurrie's, has been charged with the shooting and is being held without bond at the Gwinnett Detention Center. The …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Amstutz has been extradited from North Carolina over Suwanee shooting; no bond is set.
The man who is accused of shooting a former Army buddy earlier this month in Suwanee now is in custody in Gwinnett. Timothy Franklin Amstutz of a Suwanee Roberts Court address in Lawrenceville was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center early Friday, according to records. He had been held by authorities in Mount Airy, N.C., since the incident. The charge is aggravated assault. According to Suwanee Police, the victim, Carmen McCurrie, was playing video games in the living room of his home on Grand Park Drive in Suwanee on Dec. 15. The assailant reportedly fired from outside the home through a window, hitting McCurrie in the head. McCurrie had to undergo reconstructive facial surgery and is now at home. Amstutz reportedly fled to North …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Fugitive is a Gwinnett resident who is now in custody in North Carolina.
Updated 2:30 p.m., Dec. 21, 2011 A Lawrenceville man charged with shooting a former Army buddy last week in Suwanee is in custody in North Carolina. Timothy Franklin Amstutz is being held in the Surry County (N.C.) Jail on a fugitive from justice charge and has waived extradition, according to a published report. The shooting happened on Grand Park Drive in Suwanee last Thursday, according to Suwanee Police. The wounded man, Carmen McCurrie, is back home after having reconstructive surgery on his face, according to Rosemary Vollmar, his mother in law. "We don't know why" the shooting occurred, Vollmar said Tuesday. Vollmar, who moved to Suwanee about three weeks ago, spoke at Tuesday's City Council meeting, and told council members that …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Gwinnett State Court appearance is over his arrest in Suwanee in August.
Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino is scheduled to appear in Gwinnett State Court in Lawrenceville on Tuesday in a case arising from his DUI arrest in Suwanee in August. Masino, a Suwanee resident and former Suwanee mayor, is to appear before Judge John Doran, according to Gwinnett court records. The case was moved from Suwanee Municipal Court. Masino was arrested after his vehicle was spotted swerving by Suwanee Police on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road the night of Aug. 3. Earlier, an off-duty officer saw Masino's vehicle swerving on I-85 and contacted Suwanee Police, according to arrest recors. Masino declined to complete a field sobriety test at the arrest scene and was taken to the Gwinnett Detention Center, where he was released on bond. …