A man wanted in at least three states for questioning in connection with fraudulent home repairs was arrested Tuesday in Miami.
Jamie Lynn Lawson, owner of J&P Drywall, was taken into custody on a Mississippi warrant from the Attorney General's office shortly after 10 p.m.
Lawson, 29, is accused of “feloniously entering into a contract and knowingly promising a performance which he did not intend to perform or knew would not be performed,” according to a statement issued from the Mississippi Attorney General's office.
A case pending against Lawson in Jackson County, Miss., names one complainant, however authorities in North Carolina and Louisiana say they have taken similar complaints from disaster victims with regard to Lawson's business practices.
A Miami resident reported last month that Lawson had been hired by his elderly parents to do repairs to their flood-devastated home. According to the complainant, Lawson was paid in excess of $13,000 for work that was not completed.
Lawson shows addresses in North Carolina and Mississippi and Oklahoma.
According to Kenny Allen, senior criminal investigator for the Mississippi Attorney General's office, Lawson will be extradited back to Mississippi to face charges while other states continued their investigation against him.