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Man charged in nursery theft
$12K in plants, equipment recovered
Lynn Herbert Martin

A 44-year-old south Forsyth man has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $12,000 in plants, including 80 trees, and equipment from a nursery on his street.


Herbert Martin Lynn of 2090 Melodie Lane was charged Tuesday with one count of burglary, authorities said.


According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report, Lynn was released later that day on $11,110 bond and is expected to appear March 21 in Forsyth County Superior Court.


Lynn has been charged in connection with a burglary reported Monday at Garden Wright Nurseries, 1919 Melodie Lane.


The items reported missing include 75 bags of Monrovia potting soil, worth $450, and 80 Japanese maple plants, valued at about $4,800.


Also taken was a $3,000 tree boom attachment for a skid loader, various metal benches, folding tables and a ladder.


The report shows that most of the items, as well as some that had not yet been discovered missing, were found at Lynn’s property.


Investigators got a warrant to search Lynn’s home after witnesses identified him as a possible suspect.


It was not clear what Lynn planned to do with the equipment and supplies, authorities said.