Texarkana Texas Police Department wants Anthony Jewel for Felony Theft. 37-year-old Jewell had issues with his follow-through. Jewell operates a roofing company, Aqua Roofing, that gladly accepts payment but does not install or replace shingles. TTPD is seeking your assistance finding Jewell, or if Jewell or Aqua Roofing has defrauded you, TTPD would appreciate your help with a statement on the interaction or Jewell’s whereabouts. Either way, please call 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.
We’re looking for 37-year-old Anthony Jewell felony theft.
The victim hired him to replace the roof on his house in early May and paid him over $6,100 to do the job. Jewell told the man that he’d be done with the project by the end of May, but he never touched a shingle or put a single nail in the roof. Nada. As a matter of fact, that meeting where he was paid all that money was the last time that the victim ever saw Jewell.
The victim messaged Jewell many times and asked what was going on, but Jewell would just come back with a litany of excuses about why he hadn’t done the work yet – He was at his kid’s graduation… He was in the mountains…. Dinner with his family… Finally, after three weeks of getting the runaround, the victim got tired of the whole mess and told Jewell that he just wanted his money back. Jewell told him that he’d give him the money back, but would have to charge him a 15 percent cancellation fee and another 35 percent as a product restocking fee, but he never followed through with that promise. Three months later, the victim still is waiting on Jewell to give him the first penny of his money back. All that he has gotten are more promises to return the money owed and then excuses why he didn’t. The victim didn’t give up though, even though Jewell went so far as to threaten to file harassment charges against him if he ever contacted him again.
The victim finally was at his wit’s end and contacted us last week for help. Detective Warren Smith was assigned the case and started going through all the messages between the victim and Jewell over the last few months. Pretty straightforward case actually. Detective Smith spoke to Jewell a couple times on the phone and was given excuses too. He agreed to come to the police department to be interviewed, but Jewell never showed up.
A judge has now issued a felony warrant for Theft over $2,500 for Jewell. If you know where we can find him, please give us a call at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.
On a side note: If you’ve ever had similar dealings with Jewell or his company, Aqua Roofing, where you paid for work that was never done, we’d also appreciate hearing from you.