ROCKINGHAM — A Hoke County man is accused of not finishing a job he was hired to do in southeastern Richmond County.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, a resident filed a report on March 3 claiming that 41-year-old Jason Jermaine Lowery, of Wagram, had been paid $55,650 to perform work on a home on Dirt Road, off N.C. 38 near the South Carolina line.
However, Lowery allegedly never completed the work.
Lowery was reportedly arrested Wednesday by law enforcement in Hoke County on the outstanding warrants, which include a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretenses and a misdemeanor charge of failing to work after being paid.
He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 20.
Online court records show Lowery has no other pending charges. However, he does have several previous convictions.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Lowery was first convicted in 2002 of misdemeanor larceny in Moore County.
Lowery was convicted in Robeson County of operating a vehicle without a license and a miscellaneous motor vehicle violation in 2005, driving with a revoked license in 2006, and driving with a revoked license and miscellaneous motor vehicle violation in 2010.
Records show Lowery was also convicted of misdemeanor larceny (2012) and driving while impaired (2020) in Scotland County.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.