Contractor arrested over undone work
BATON ROUGE -- A contractor who took $4,000 to remove and replace a flooded air conditioning system was arrested Friday.
Laroy Turnipseed Sr. was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of misapplication of payment by a contractor.
A woman whose house was flooded told deputies she had hired Turnipseed, who is a licensed contractor, to get rid of the damaged air conditioner and to buy and install a new one, his arrest warrant says.
According to the victim, swhe paid him $4,000 on Sept. 22. More than a month went by without any work being done.
She requested a refund in a certified letter in late November and called the sheriff's office in early December, according to the warrant.
Turnipseed has since been released on bond.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern baseball players meet for unofficial practice in Port Allen
Kenan Cooper is first from West Feliciana to swim collegialety
LSU rolls out new turf in Tiger Stadium overnight
LSU Coaches dish on latest with football team
New West Feliciana football coach unsure of when he'll meet his new...