Lake Charles, LA –
In April 2021 a homeowner in Lake Charles filed a report with the Contractor Fraud Response Team.
During the investigation the victim advised detectives they hired, Jason L. Mears, 45, Metairie, LA, owner of Jason Mears Roofing & Construction, to complete repairs on damages at their home that were sustained during Hurricane Laura. The investigation revealed Mears accepted over $8,000 in payments for labor and materials for repairs. The victim advised deputies some of the materials and work that was paid for had not been delivered or completed. Detectives also discovered Mears did not possess a contractor’s license.
After further investigation, on November 1 detectives issued a warrant for Mears’ arrest, charging him with residential contractor fraud $5,000 to $25,000; and contractor fraud failure to possess a license. Judge Derek Kee set his bond at $7,000.
On November 28 Mears was located by the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center. He will be extradited back to Calcasieu Parish.
CPSO Detective Chris Duhon is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Note: There is no mugshot due to Mears not being booked into the CCC.