Local Contractor Arrested For Burglary, Other Charges

A local contractor is behind bars, just one day after WLOX News aired an elderly St. Martin woman's complaint that he took money from her for a job he never finished.

Fredrick Eugene McConnell of Wiggins was arrested late Tuesday night on a burglary charge. He's charged with the November burglary of a home in the St. Andrews area.

But a complaint filed by Marvel Luton on Tuesday brought more charges for McConnell.

Luton paid McConnell $7700 to repair her roof, ceiling and walls. She filed a complaint because the work was never completed.

An investigator told WLOX News, McConnell is also charged with two counts of false pretense for accepting money for work and supplies and failing to pay sub-contractors.

McConnell is due to make his first court appearance Thursday.