Pair accused of damaging roof, then offering repair service

From staff reportsJuly 22, 2012 

— Two men from Whitakers were arrested in Wake Forest, where police charged they cut a hole in the roof of a man’s house, then took money to repair it.

Charles Ray Barnes, Jr., 28, of 8107 Speights Chapel Road and Travis Kevin Tyndall, 27, of 64 Rabbit Lane were arrested at the home on Mockingbird Lane about 6 p.m. Saturday. Town police charged them with obtaining property by false pretenses, conspiracy and injury to real property.

In an arrest warrant, police said the two tried to get $525 by making “a representation about a future event, to repair false roof damages.” The roof was, in fact, OK until “Mr. Barnes Jr. climbed the roof and used a cutting instrument to cut a hole in it,” Officer D.L. Hess wrote.

Later Saturday, Tyndall was served with a warrant in which Raleigh police charged that he obtained property by false pretenses in a March 8 incident. The warrant accused Tyndall of taking $1,482.17 from a man for materials and minor repairs to a house, but not buying the materials or doing the work.

Tyndall’s bond was set at $93,000 on all the charges. Barnes had his bond set at $60,000.

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