A Pitt County resident faces charges from Wake County sheriff's deputies that he cheated an elderly woman and tried to extort money from her for roof repairs he began on her home last year.
Allen Dwayne Stallings, 47, of 1476 Zeb Drive in Greenville, was arrested Friday night at a relative’s house on Quarry Road near Wake Forest, records showed.
Arrest warrants accused Stallings of obtaining property by false pretenses, exploiting the trust of an elderly person and extortion.
He also was served with an arrest warrant charging that he violated parole in Virginia from a conviction there.
A magistrate set Stallings bail at $200,000 on the Wake County charges and $75,000 on the Maryland parole charge. He was held for a Monday court appearance.
According to the Wake County arrest warrant, deputies believe Stallings contracted to do the roofing work and was paid $21,900. Before it was done, they charged, he threatened to remove some material that he had installed and to remove a blue tarp from the roof.
Those actions would open the structure to rain damage, deputies said.
Stallings demanded an extra $9,000 to finish despite the contract, deputies wrote.
The arrest warrant said the incident happened last August and September, but they did not give the victim’s address.