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Man given 19 months in custody in smash-and-grab burglary case
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Carl Junior Padgett

A Flowery Branch man was given 19 months in custody for a trio of burglaries the week heading into Christmas, according to court documents.

Carl Junior Padgett, 45, took a plea deal May 9 on two counts of second-degree burglary, one count of smash-and-grab burglary and possession of methamphetamine.

Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver handed down a total sentence of 10 years, with the first 19 months in confinement. He will receive more than six months of credit for time previously served.

After the first seven months in confinement, the next year will be in Hall County work release. Following work release, the rest may be served on probation.

Defense attorney Larry Duttweiler declined to comment.

Padgett was accused of causing more than $500 in damage Dec. 19 to Petro Food Mart on Lanier Islands Parkway.

“Once inside the store, Padgett stole beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets valued at approximately $405,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release at the time of Padgett’s arrest.

Padgett was also accused of breaking in to two storage units on Atlanta Highway the day after.

Ware previously said the stolen items included a “flatscreen television with (a) wall mount, hunting gear, (vinyl) records and a tripod.”

Padgett was also accused in a February indictment of possessing less than two grams of methamphetamine.


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