WANTED: Contractor caught on camera destroying a bathroom in Colorado Springs, arrested in Gunnison County
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A dispute over payment turned ugly, culminating with a viral video showing a contractor destroying his own work inside a home in Colorado Springs. Now the people allegedly behind the act have been arrested.
The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office confirmed arrest warrants were issued last week for the two contractors involved in the destruction, Jordan Cazares and Terry Gregory. The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office confirms both were arrested on those warrants Nov. 7 and have since bonded out. Online records show the men are facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief.
The work on the bathroom was finished, but customer Amber Trucke wasn’t pleased with what she described as shoddy craftsmanship. Trucke showed 11 News invoices saying she paid more than $3,000 of a $7,500 bill. She adds she was waiting to pay it all off until she could make sure she was happy with the product. The contractor claims the homeowner refused to pay them, so they repossessed the tile shower they did. The homeowner explained her roommate let the contractor in while she was at work earlier this year, and that’s when a sledgehammer was used to “repossess” the work done. The roommate caught the act on camera.
Both contractors are facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief.
The business that was working with the contractors, Dream Home Remodels of Colorado, refused to talk to Silver on camera. Dream Home Remodels of Colorado did send a statement saying, in part, “Communication broke down, and we proceeded to ask for payment by the end of the day. Communication broke down further after that and resulted in our company repossessing a tile shower.”
“They had a sledgehammer, a crowbar and a saw,” homeowner Amber Trucke explained to Silver.
The charges against the contractors were filed on Sept. 11, according to online court records.
EDITOR’S NOTE: There have been reports of multiple people confusing this contractor with businesses in Colorado Springs that have a similar name. 11 News recommends doing your own research when looking for a contractor and pay close attention to the businesses name.
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