Forrest County authorities have issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a business owner accused of false pretense. His whereabouts are unknown.
Authorities say a warrant has been issued for Tri-State Roofing contractor Jerry Scott. The warrant accuses Scott of false pretense in Hurricane Katrina-related home repairs.
Last December, News 7 interviewed two homeowners who hired Scott to repair their storm-damaged homes. They accused Scott of trying to make money off their insurance by intentionally damaging their property to inflate the estimates.