NCSO seeks roofing scammer

Published 10:57 am Monday, September 10, 2018

JACKSON – An arrest warrant is on file from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office for a Beaufort County man who allegedly scammed a local resident.

On Sept. 4, Northampton Sheriff’s Lt. A. Roye obtained a warrant on 33 year-old Jeffrey McLawhorn Jr. of Grimesland for one count of obtaining property by false pretense. This warrant was the result of an investigation by Roye that began on Aug. 15 when a victim reported that McLawhorn obtained money by means of falsifying construction work to be performed.

Jeffrey McLawhorn Jr.

The warrant is still outstanding and anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Northampton Sheriff’s Office.

Meanwhile, McLawhorn has another pending criminal case against him in Pitt County.

According to a story posted on Aug. 17 by, McLawhorn was charged in a roofing scam and deputies say there may be more victims who haven’t come forward.

McLawhorn was picked up by Beaufort County deputies on Aug. 14 on Pitt County warrants for obtaining property by false pretense.

Pitt County deputies say the man is accused of receiving $3,500 in cash for a roofing job that wasn’t completed. McLawhorn got the money up front under the pretense of purchasing materials for the job, according to deputies.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said the job on Frog Level Road near Greenville was never started.

In that case, McLawhorn was given a $5,000 bond by a magistrate in Beaufort County