Nov 22 An allegation of a job not completed or even not started now has a Pauls Valley man facing a charge of home repair fraud.
Elmer Guardado, 47, is accused of taking $84,000 to renovate a home that now has the state attorney general’s office considering an investigation.
The case goes back to October 11, 2021, when the county sheriff was contacted about a possible fraud.
A resident claims Guardado was hired to remodel a mobile home in the Pauls Valley area.
Court records show Guardado is a remodeling contractor who signed a written agreement requiring his work to be completed by Nov. 8, 2021.
With the work not completed, the resident said several attempts to contact Guardado were unsuccessful until last May.
Records show Guardado agreed to another written contract to finish the job by June 30.
The resident said that with no work done early, Guardado again did not return phone calls.
According to records, the five-figure sum was paid to Guardado from August 2021 to the following October.
A complaint was filed with the state attorney general’s office, records show.
Guardado’s first court appearance on the charge has been pushed back to early December to allow his lawyer to be present.
—-A suspended sentence has been handed down to a Lindsay woman accused of beating and injuring her 84-year-old grandmother last summer.
Amy Lynn White, 26, was recently sentenced to two years of probation for an assault and battery charge.
The case stems from a June 20 incident when the elderly woman, who has Parkinson’s disease, claimed White was staying with her at her Lindsay residence.
She told authorities that White became verbally and physically abusive because she had refused to drive her to a friend’s place in Purcell.
The woman claimed White grabbed both of her arms and dragged her out of the house in an attempt to get the ride. Officers later reported observing bruises on her arms.
The sentence also covers White’s allegations of assaulting Maysville police officers who tried to arrest her after a June 7 incident.
Officers responded to the report of someone kicking in the door of a residence in Maysville.
Witnesses later said it was White who kicked in the door and began assaulting those inside.
Officers reported during the arrest that White appeared unsteady on his feet and possibly under the influence of alcohol.