Regional Roundup: Winder Man Found Guilty of Wife's Murder, More Synthetic Pot Seized From Stores and Several Arrested in Gambling Raid
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Winder Man Found Guilty of Wife's Murder -- Barrow Patch
A jury has found James Lynn Jr. guilty of killing his wife and dumping her body in a well, the Gwinnett Daily Post reports.
Lynn was sentenced to life in prison Thursday without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.
The Daily Post reports the trial began this week and wrapped up Thursday afternoon with closing arguments. The verdict was delivered within a few hours.
Lynn, 42, was indicted in October 2011 following the death of his estranged wife, Tonya Faye Royster Lynn, in July 2011. The couple had four children.
Authorities Seize Synthetic Pot from Local Stores – Forsyth Patch
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is wasting no time in seizing synthetic marijuana around town.
The newly adopted Georgia rule, just days old, allows law enforcement the ability to confiscate synthetic marijuana, and this week authorities did just that.
There were 1,939 bags of the fake substance, commonly knows as spice, “bath salts” and K2, taken off the streets in a sweep Wednesday evening of five local businesses, according to Sheriff Ted Paxton.
Gwinnett Police Raid Two Gambling Houses – Duluth Patch
Gwinnett Police busted gambling operations in two homes in Duluth on June 11 after receiving an anonymous tip about two gambling clubs.
Mi Hui Yi was arrested and charged with keeping a gambling place, commercial gambling, and possession of gambling devices at the Michael Circle home. Chong Suk Han was arrested at the Old Norcross Road home, where she was in charge, police said. She was also charged with keeping a gambling place, commercial gambling, and possession of gambling devices.
Several other women were arrested at the second home including Sung Hee Choi, Young Suk Han, Shirly Kim, and Mi Hyang Huh. Choi was charged with keeping a gambling place, commercial gambling, and possession of gambling devices. Young Suk Han, Kim and Huh were charged with commercial gambling.