HARRISON COUNTY -- A felon on probation for a felony bad-check conviction is now accused of home-repair fraud, records show.
A homeowner had paid Mitchell Ramone Shope $28,895 in advance for renovations and has filed a complaint alleging Shope, 45, failed to complete the work, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.
Deputies arrested Shope, of 15th Avenue in Gulfport, on Monday.
Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set his bond at $30,000.
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The state Department of Corrections has placed a hold on Shope.
He is held at the Harrison County jail.