MINDEN, La. — An Arkansas man arrested Thursday in Webster Parish in an alleged asphalt paving scam also faces charges in Bienville Parish.
Mike’s Construction owner Michael Morris Jeffery, 45, of Texarkana, Ark., is charged with false impersonation, cheating and swindling, failure to obtain a permit and three counts of theft of assets of the aged in Webster Parish.
The Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office has warrants charging Jeffery with two counts each of residential contractor fraud and exploitation of the elderly and one count of unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling.
Webster Parish sheriff’s Chief Deputy Hank Haynes arrested Jeffery Thursday after he spotted a man with asphalt equipment at a house as he drove on U.S. Highway 371. Haynes was aware of numerous complaints the sheriff’s office had received about transient asphalt driveway pavers in the parish so he stopped to get a name and check for permits.