A man sought in Maine in connection with a construction fraud case was caught in his home state of Louisiana.

In January, a Maine resident told State Police that they had paid $68,000 to 46-year-old Richard Shirey of Grand Isle, LA to build a home for them in the town of Dayton. The victim claims to have paid Shirey for many building materials that were never received. They say he built a concrete slab and a cinder block foundation, framed a couple walls for a daylight basement, and put down a gravel driveway. Once that was completed, officials say he abandoned the project and disappeared.

An investigation determined that Shirey had warrants out for his arrest in other states for theft and other violations. He also has a pending case in Maine for possession of a firearm by a felon. The York County District Attorney's Office issued a warrant in March, charging Shirey with Felony Theft.

On May 1st, he was found at a home in Grand Isle, Louisiana by the Louisiana State Police and arrested as a fugitive from justice. He's being held at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Correctional Center in Gretna, LA, with bail set at $50,000. If Shirey can't post bail, he will be extradited to Maine at a later date.

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