Butte police arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly stealing over $14,000 from a local business and a local resident.
According to police, William Lee Dunmire was arrested Tuesday for three theft-related felonies for reportedly failing to complete two separate roofing jobs in Butte after being paid upfront.
Dunmire reportedly runs Peak Roofing, LLC out of the Helena area, police said, and signed contracts to complete two jobs in Butte earlier this year.
The first job was for the Vu Villa Pizza bar and restaurant on West Park Street, police said. In February, Vu Villa employees filed a report with Butte police allegedly stating they paid Dunmire roughly $4,000 upfront toward a roofing job that he never completed.
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Police said another Butte resident filed a similar complaint with police, reportedly paying roughly $10,000 upfront toward a roofing job that Dunmire never did.
When police initially contacted Dunmire about the complaints made against him, he allegedly admitted he did not complete the two Butte jobs. Police continued to reach out to Dunmire during their investigation, but detectives reportedly did not receive any response, and a $15,000 warrant out of Butte Justice Court was issued for Dunmire’s arrest, police said.
At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, officers reportedly saw Dunmire driving in the area of Platinum and Steele Streets, police said. They made a traffic stop and arrested Dunmire for the three felony charges against him, including theft, theft by deception and forgery for breaking his contract with the Butte locals.
Police said Dunmire was transported to the county jail and bonded out about an hour after being booked in.