Contractor faces charges in Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto parishes - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Contractor faces charges in Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto parishes

BOOKED: Dale R. Mitchell, 43, of Shreveport (Sources: Bossier, Caddo sheriff's offices) BOOKED: Dale R. Mitchell, 43, of Shreveport (Sources: Bossier, Caddo sheriff's offices)
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Charges are mounting against a Shreveport contractor suspected of fraud.

As a result, 43-year-old Dale R. Mitchell went straight from Shreveport City Jail to a Caddo prison and then to a lockup on the opposite side of Red River. 

And there's a hold on him by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office. 

"At some point, we are going to get him," spokesman Blake Woodward said.

Mitchell is wanted in DeSoto on a charge of residential contractor fraud in connection with a case in July 2016.

Online booking records show that Mitchell, of the 2000 block of Laurel Street, now is being held in Bossier Maximum-Security Facility at Plain Dealing.

The owner of A.S.A.P. Construction was booked at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday after being arrested by Bossier City police on one count of home improvement fraud. His bond has been set at $10,000.

His arrest in Bossier City came days after Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested him for allegedly failing to complete work for a woman from nearly two years ago.

Mitchell was hired in June 2015 to repair storm damage to a roof, fence, backyard canopy and patio and to lay a concrete slab, the Caddo sheriff's office reports.

He was paid up front to complete the work.  

The woman told authorities that Mitchell started the work but, after a month, they no longer were in contact and she was forced to hire someone else.  

Now the woman is out $16,302.

Shreveport police arrested Mitchell on April 6 in a similar but unrelated case, the Caddo sheriff's office reports.

Shreveport City Jail booking records show he was booked there at 10:04 a.m. April 6 on charges of home improvement fraud and misdemeanor theft and on fugitive warrants from Caddo and DeSoto parishes and Bossier City.

Those same records list his residence at the 500 block of West 74th Street.

On April 7, Mitchell was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on a charge of residential contractor fraud in connection with the case the Caddo sheriff's office investigated. His bonds at Caddo Correctional totaled $50,000.

He was released April 11 to Bossier City police then was booked April 12 into Bossier Maximum-Security Facility.

Caddo sheriff's Detective Jeremy Edward, who investigated the Caddo Parish case, said Mitchell does not have a contractor’s license with the state of Louisiana.

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