James Dewayne Barker 2017

James Dewayne Barker

A Floyd County man accused of taking money for yard work he didn’t perform was in jail without bond Wednesday night.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

James Dewayne Barker, 32, of 387 Moran Lake Road, is charged with felony theft by taking and failure to appear. He also is being held on unspecified charges for the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.

Barker is accused of taking $1,800 from a woman in September to cut down and remove trees on her property and repair her driveway. He cut a few trees but then left and never returned.

The woman called him and asked for a refund but he never returned the money and ended contact with her. Investigators found that his phone had been disconnected. 

Diane Wagner, staff writer