The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Lawrenceville man in connection with the burglary of a gym in Cumming in early February.
According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a sheriff’s office spokesman, Vaughn Cavanaugh Franklin was arrested for the alleged theft on Feb. 26 after Franklin voluntarily surrendered to the sheriff’s office.
According to an incident report from Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, when the owners of Power Performance Fitness opened their gym at around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1, they discovered multiple items missing.
The report stated that the stolen items included ab mats, wake balls, bumper plates, kettle bells, a set of barbells, a set of workout collars and a set of slam balls. The items were collectively valued at $9,212, according to the report.
In the report, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputy Caldwell stated that no security footage from the incident was available and the building had no signs of forced entry.
The report states that, suspicions were raised towards Franklin when it was discovered that he allegedly deactivated the business’s security system during the night of Jan. 31, after the business had closed.
“[The business owners] checked with their alarm company and noticed that employee Vaughn Franklin had disabled the system at [9:02] on Jan. 31, 2018 and turned it back on at [9:04] on Jan. 31, 2018 after the business was closed,” the report said.
Franklin was arrested for a felony charge of theft by taking and is currently being held in the Forsyth County Jail with no bond while he awaits trial for charges in a different county.