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Roofer charged for not finishing work

By John Joyce
Published in News on May 30, 2014 1:46 PM

A Goldsboro roofing contractor has been charged with failure to work after being paid, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report.

Deputies arrested Christopher Bradley Worrell, 38, 102 Sagewood Place, at his home just after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Worrell is now free under a $1,000 secured bond pending an appearance in Wayne County District Court June 1.

Worrell operates a local roofing contracting company, Nailhead Roofing.

According to the arrest warrant issued by the Wayne County Magistrate's Office Tuesday, the alleged victims, Gary Gurley and Vickie Herring Gurley of Valleywood Drive, signed an insurance check in the amount of $3,216 over to Worrell March 13 in agreement that he would work on their roof.

As of Wednesday, no repairs had been made to the Gurley's roof.

According to the sheriff's office, Worrell returned to Wayne County Wednesday after driving to Florence, S.C., to satisfy an arrest warrant there for a similar crime.

Lt. Tom Flores, the day before, posted Worrell's photo and a detailed account of the S.C. charges to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Facebook page -- a measure which resulted in more than 20,000 views.

The post also flushed out the Worrells, who contacted Flores asking him to take down the Facebook posting.

Flores said he told the Worrells he would take the posting down only after Florence County confirmed with him the matter had been resolved.

Worrell agreed, drove to Florence Tuesday and turned himself in to the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

He was released, however, after paying the alleged victim in that case $2,800 in restitution, Flores said.

Flores, not yet informed about the local warrant secured by the Gurley's for Worrell's arrest, kept his word and removed the Facebook post.

Worrell was picked up the next day.