A Johnston County building contractor arrested in March on charges he failed to pay a subcontractor for work on a home is facing additional charges.
Felton Glenn Thompson Jr., 38, of Deer Ridge Drive, Selma, the operator of Glenn Thompson Contracting Inc., also known as Glenn Thompson Construction, was arrested last Thursday a short time after he allegedly broke into a storage building behind a home on Bay Valley Road near Kenly stealing $450.00 in items.
Johnston County deputies said no one was at the home at the time the break-in occured, however an alert neighbor spotted suspicious activity at the residence and called 911. Officers later found Thompson and the stolen goods and charged him with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny.
The items, including glassware, tableware, and a lamp were all recovered.
Thompson was arrested in March after a subcontractor filed a report with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office alleging they received two worthless checks for payment on work they had performed for Thompson and his company. Both checks were in excess of $5,000 each.
Thompson has been free from custody since March after posting a $10,000 bond. The worthless check cases have been postponed several times. Those charges are now set to be heard on December 21st.
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, Thompson has had several complaints filed against him and his company since December 2016.
One of the complaints was filed March 7th claiming Thompson took $9,680 in earnest money on a home that should have been completed by October 2016. By the end of October, the complaint contends ground had not even been broken on the home. Thompson allegedly promised to return the money to the buyer by the end of November but never did.
“We believe he took the money from us knowing he would never complete the house,” the BBB complaint stated. “He did this to several others who had contracted him to build a house.”
A complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau in December alleges Thompson signed a contract in April 2016 to fix several items on a new home but never did the work. It included repairing a gas fireplace, leveling the yard and filling in around a septic tank.
Glenn Thompson Contracting, Inc. has a “F” rating on the BBB website.
Thompson was released on a $40,000 bond after his latest arrest.