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Cumming Man Arrested and Charged After Stealing Plants

Authorities said he stole $12K worth of plants, potting soil and equipment from a local nursery.

A Cumming man was arrested earlier this week after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of plants, potting soil and equipment from a local nursery, according to the .

Sheriff Ted Paxton said Herbert Martin Lynn, 44, of Melodie Lane, was taken into custody on Tuesday, March 6 after witnesses provided investigators information that pointed to Lynn as a suspect.

A search warrant was obtained and most of the property reported stolen, in addition to some property that had not yet been discovered taken, was recovered at Lynn’s residence.

Among the items reported missing included, 75 bags of Monrovia potting soil, 80 Japanese Maple plants, a tree boom attachment for a skid loader, various metal benches, folding tables and a ladder.

Garden Wright Nurseries also located on Melodie Lane in Cumming reported the theft on Monday, March 5.

Lynn, who has been charged with one count of burglary, was released from the after posting an $11,110 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on March 21.

An investigation is ongoing.

SOGTP March 08, 2012 at 08:49 PM
MM - different owner, same business model. Yes they are out of business now.
Brad Powell March 09, 2012 at 07:18 PM
For the people that are quick to judge, you should probably wait until you've heard the whole story. I've none this man all my life and there's not a finer person around. Make sure you here all the facts before casting blame!
Steven Hawn March 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM
The story was he got caught red handed with it on his property. Then he goes and threatens the wife of the owner. He was arrested again and sits in jail now. Sounds like a nice guy to me. Add insult to injury. A family struggles to make a business work and people like him kick a person when they are down.
eddie knight March 10, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I did some research this day and found out fur sure that the so called witness of this theft is a fired cumming cop and his brother who does gamble on the weekends with several deputies for money which is illegal. I also found out that Ted Paxtons deputies raided this mans house again yesterday and stole his computers. WHY? Mr. Lynns bond was set at 13000 dollars, CASH ONLY.WHY? The people in this county should be so mad and call in the Feds and any other agancy to stop this Sheriff Ted Paxton. They came to Mr. Lynns house with 20 more deputies and kicked in his door when he was already in hand cuffs outside. WHY? Thank you Eddie Knight
Liz Kennedy March 12, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Hello Eddie, Witnesses in criminal cases should not be named in comments. In doing so violates our company's [Patch Media Corporation] Terms of Service regarding right of privacy. So we have taken down your comment. Liz Kennedy Editor, Cumming Patch

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