Trial continued for construction contractor accused of victimizing homeowners

Trial continued for construction contractor alleged of victimizing homeowners

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A trial has been continued for an Albany construction contractor who was indicted for taking $50,000 from an Albany family in 2017 and didn’t finish doing construction work as promised.

Jimmy Lee Jones was indicted by a Dougherty County Grand jury for conversion of payments for real property improvements. (Source: Dougherty County Jail)
Jimmy Lee Jones was indicted by a Dougherty County Grand jury for conversion of payments for real property improvements. (Source: Dougherty County Jail)

Jimmy Jones was indicted on one count of conversion of payments for real property improvements last November.

Prosecutors said his trial was set to start Monday, but due to other priority trials, it will not be heard this week.

District Attorney Greg Edwards said this case will go to trial and they will continue to prosecute contractors who try to take advantage of victims.

“Homeowners who have been in some way cheated or otherwise had their issues that have been caused by fly by night contractors or anyone coming through, particularly through the issues that were raised by the hurricane and the tornadoes. So we you know, we are especially attentive to that,” said Edwards.

Edwards said that pending the availability of the court, at earliest, this case could be heard sometime in late May or July.

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