PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 31, 2017) – On Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Force (PSW RFTF) successfully worked together to arrest one of the Arizona Registrar of Contractor’s (AZ ROC) Most Wanted Unlicensed Entities.
On July 29, 2017, at approximately 4:40 PM, James Servellon, 48 formerly of Phoenix and Mesa-areas, was arrested by the PSW RFTF, which for this operation was comprised of individuals from the U.S. Marshals Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department, and Los Angeles County Probation Office.
The arrest occurred without incident, outside of a family member’s wedding ceremony in Lancaster, CA, when Servellon left the wedding reception and attempted to retrieve an item from a vehicle in the parking lot.
The arrest of Servellon represents the second apprehension in a one week period where the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force worked within its various nationwide network of taskforces to arrest a member on the AZ ROC’s Most Wanted Unlicensed Entity list.
AZ ROC investigated 36 cases against Servellon since 2006. In 2015, alone, the Registrar investigated nine cases and submitted eight to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for prosecution as one case.
In the eight cases submitted for prosecution, AZ ROC Investigators found Servellon illegally contracted with homeowners for bathroom and kitchen countertop remodeling projects totaling $28,975. In total, homeowners – from Chandler, Gilbert, Lakeside, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek and Tempe - paid $23,810 on the contracted-for price and Servellon in exchange performed little to no work.
According to the Arizona AGO’s Dec. 2015 Indictment stemming from the eight cases investigated by AZ ROC, Servellon was charged with 11 counts; including two counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices (Class 2 Felony), five counts of Theft (Class 6 Felony), two counts of Theft (Class 5 Felony), and two counts of Theft (Class 3 Felony).
The Los Angeles County Jail’s website shows Servellon was booked on four separate warrants, with one being non-bondable. Court hearing information was not immediately available on the same website.