Knapp man charged with felony theftA Knapp man was charged in Pierce County Circuit Court earlier this month with felony theft.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
A Knapp man was charged in Pierce County Circuit Court earlier this month with felony theft.
Lawrence J. Paul, 40, stands accused of not completing a building contract. The felony theft is a Class I felony, meaning if Paul was found guilty he would be looking at a maximum $10,000 fine and/or 42 months prison. His initial court appearance is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2010.
According to the criminal complaint:
A rural Spring Valley couple signed a contract with Paul, who did business as R2 Framing and Construction, to do roof and house repair in early April. The couple gave Paul $4,850 for materials and construction was started on April 17. Materials were purchased at a Roberts lumber yard.
In late September, sheriff’s investigators interviewed the couple, who said they haven’t had any direct contact with Paul since June 19, when Paul picked up the materials and left the site without finishing the job. They were able to reach him by phone in July, and asked him to finish the project and to pay the lumber yard. The wife said Paul wouldn’t talk to her about it.
For more please read the Dec. 23 print version of the Herald.