A Louisiana man, who was wanted for contractor fraud in his state, was arrested in Florida after deputies found him on the side of the road after mandatory curfew.
A deputy who was conducting extra patrols on the northbound Tamiami Trail access Road when he made contact with an individual parked on the side of the road in violation of the state of emergency curfew.
The man was identified as 30-year-old Hector Mendez.
After an investigation, deputies found that Hector Mendez had a fully extraditable warrant out of Louisiana for residential contractor fraud with a bond of $50,000.00.
Mendez was placed under arrest and transported to the Charlotte County Jail.
“Please do your research when hiring contractors. Contact Building Department’s Contractor Licensing Division at 941-743-1201, the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association at (941) 625-0804, or by reviewing the state website, www.myfloridalicense.com. To notify the county of possible unlicensed activity, please contact the Charlotte County Community Development Department at 941-743-1201 or BuildingConstruction@CharlotteCountyFL.gov,” said Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.