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Alleged home improvement con-man captured in Georgia


Alleged home improvement con-man captured in Georgia

Alleged home improvement con-man captured in Georgia
News from Elizabethton Star:

By Robert Sorrell

An alleged home improvement con-man on the run for more than a year and a half has been captured in Georgia and is currently incarcerated in the Carter County Jail.

Sammy Mullis

Sammy Robert Mullis, 51, was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol on Jan. 31 in Dalton, Ga., on charges of willful obstruction of law officers, fugitive from justice, driving while license suspended or revoked, tire violation and improper lane change.

The fugitive from justice charge was filed after Georgia police determined Mullis was wanted by law enforcement in Tennessee, including the Elizabethton Police Department and Carter County Sheriff’s Department.

He was extradited to Tennessee on Feb. 18 and booked into the Carter County Jail on three charges of theft over $ 1,000 by the EPD and one count by the CCSD. There is no bond.

Mullis, who has been listed by the EPD and CCSD as one of their most wanted individuals, has been featured on local television and in newspaper articles, including the Elizabethton STAR.

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Founder of Yardbirds home improvement chain dies at 77
News from Petaluma Argus Courier:

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:15 p.m.

John Morrison Headley, who for three decades owned the Santa Rosa-based Yardbirds home improvement chain, has died at his Santa Rosa home at the age of 77.

Headley once ran a 67-store chain based near Seattle but gave it up because “it was too big.” He was remembered as a man who knew and cared about his company’s stores, workers and products.

He fought a series of decade-long battles against national home improvement stores expanding into Sonoma County. Those efforts ended in 2005 when Headley sold Yardbirds to Home Depot, the world’s biggest home improvement chain.

“He was a fierce and good competitor,” said Bill Friedman, president/CEO of Friedman’s Home Improvement. “We had a lot of respect for each other. He was an innovator, and he was a good steward of the community.”

Headley and his wife Delores were part of a dozen prominent couples who in 1981 provided the funds needed to purchase a former church complex in Santa Rosa that is now the Wells Fargo Center. The couples — including Henry and Madelyne Trione, Hugh and Nell Codding, Evert and Ruth Person, and Benny and Rosemary Friedman — purchased the Christian Life Center property at a bankruptcy sale for $ 4.5 million and turned it over to…………… continues on Petaluma Argus Courier

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