Roundup staff report
A year of harassment finally earned a Payson man a prison sentence.
Cary Monroe Lynn, 47, will serve 5.5 years in a cell after pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated domestic violence.
Between April 2012 and May 2013, Lynn repeatedly harassed a woman, ignoring an order of protection and even asking mutual friends to contact her, according to deputy county attorney Kristen Sharifi, who prosecuted the case.
On April 6, 2012, officers found Lynn at the woman’s home arguing with her. Lynn told officers J. Slaughter and J. Meredith he knew about the protection order and realized he was violating it. They arrested Lynn. But it would not be the last time.
On Sept. 15, the woman called police again after Lynn showed up at her home, threatened her and broke some of her things.
Police arrested him yet again on aggravated domestic violence.
Then on May 3, Officer Matt Zimmerman investigated another call from the victim. This time, Lynn had asked friends to contact the woman on his behalf.
This resulted in a third charge of aggravated domestic violence.
Officers re-arrested Lynn and he remained in the Gila County Jail until sentencing.
“The hard work and dedication the Payson Police Department led to the successful prosecution of Lynn,” said Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp.