‘Constant delays, constant lies, constant excuses’: Morgan Co. home repair fraud victim speaks out | News

Unfinished work by Johnny Ray Jordan

A Huntsville guy is powering bars following allegedly boasting to be a licensed contractor and thieving from prospects. A person of his victims is now talking out.

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Brian Capra reported he 1st interacted with Johnny Ray Jordan in March right after getting him on Craigslist.

Initially impressions, Capra explained, weren’t lousy.

“Extremely properly spoken, nicely dressed,” Capra stated. “His automobile experienced J&J Building graphics on it, so it appeared like a authentic business.”

Capra explained he required to be certain, so he commenced questioning Jordan.

“I didn’t know his total identify,” Capra reported. “He was fairly intelligent. I imagined his name was J, so I wasn’t capable to Google him. He applied a various person’s name with that contractor, and that is a respectable business. So when I Googled that business, almost everything appeared to verify out.”

Jordan also furnished him with pictures, saying to present his get the job done.

Capra admitted he was a small thrown off when Jordan gave him two unique contractor license figures. When he questioned him about a website, Jordan stated it was “getting worked on and may be up subsequent week.”

Texts between Johnny Ray Jordan and victim

“He had truly adopted up with me, which is exceptional for contractors about right here, however, and I could not locate any person,” Capra reported. “I determined to consider the possibility.”

Ultimately, a deal was signed, a deposit was compensated and function got underway.

“When perform started out it was consistent delays, constant lies, continual excuses,” Capra said.

He delivered pics to WAAY 31, showing what Jordan still left behind.

More unfinished work by Johnny Ray Jordan

“It is been incredibly a lot a problem,” Capra stated. “It’s been very annoying. I cannot come across any one else that can complete the do the job or do excellent operate. Now it’s July, and we still never have the work completed. I have had to consider quite a few times off of perform to take care of a whole lot of the troubles as well as do some of the operate myself.”

Capra believes if Jordan will get out on bond, he’ll goal somebody else. Jordan, 61, is currently at the rear of bars in Morgan County after being arrested by Decatur Police in June. 

He was charged with two counts of 2nd-degree possession of a solid instrument and two counts of house repair service fraud.

Law enforcement say Jordan pretended to be a accredited contractor. He allegedly took funds from his victims but by no means finished the perform.

“He does his most effective to remain a person move in advance. He’s falling behind now,” Morgan County District Legal professional Scott Anderson explained of Jordan. 

Anderson mentioned he’s undertaking what he can to protect against Jordan from obtaining out.

“Some of the rates that he faces in Morgan County will occur less than what’s called the sentencing rules,” Anderson claimed. “That restrictions my capacity to lengthen his time in prison. That restrictions the court’s capacity to give him a stiffer sentence.”

Anderson said it can be challenged by filing a petition to deviate from those guidelines.

On Monday, Jordan was arrested all over again by the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office environment right after allegedly scamming more than $43,000 from a girl. His bond is now established at $90,000.

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“This gentleman has a document a mile very long, and it truly is time to set a halt to it,” Anderson mentioned.

He mentioned he’ll go after a pretty considerable sentence for Jordan.

Capra claimed he was able to get most of his money back and is thankful for that. He explained he feels lousy being aware of other victims dropped a large amount cash.

If you happen to be a Morgan County resident who thinks you’ve been a sufferer of Jordan, simply call the DA’s workplace at 256-351-4610. If you are outside the house of Morgan County, call your regional legislation enforcement company.