A 23-year-old Acworth man pleaded guilty to a lengthy list of charges in Cherokee County Superior Court and received a 50-year sentence, authorities said.
District Attorney Shannon Wallace said Thursday that David Andre Wohlgemuth, 23, pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery, armed robbery, burglary in the first degree, home invasion, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, and theft by receiving stolen property.
According to a statement from Wallace’s office:
The charges relate to three separate felony cases. On Nov. 3, 2017, Wohlgemuth burglarized an Acworth home, stealing jewelry and money from the residence. Four days later, he broke into a Ball Ground home and shot a woman in the head and face. Then, on Feb. 21, 2018, while incarcerated, Wohlgemuth committed aggravated assault on a Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputy at the Cherokee County jail.
“David Wohlgemuth has exhibited neither respect for the law, nor human decency,” said Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Gower Side, who prosecuted the case. “He committed multiple violent crimes and left one of his victims with chronic injuries that likely caused her pain and suffering for the rest of her life.”
During a hearing on Jan. 22, Judge Jennifer Davis sentenced Wohlgemuth to 50 years, with the first 40 years to be served in confinement. Upon release, Wohlgemuth will serve the remainder of his sentence on probation with special conditions to include receiving a mental health evaluation and treatment, as well as no contact with any victims or incident locations.
“This defendant was wreaking havoc on our community with increasingly violent crimes,” Wallace said. “We are thankful for the great investigative work from the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, which led to his arrest and ultimate sentence. Our community is safer with this defendant behind bars.”