East Tenn. brothers indicted, accused of pretending to be licensed contractors


Two East Tennessee men have been indicted with pretending to be licensed contractors.

Brothers Jonathan Presley, 37, and Warren Presley, 45, each face one count of impersonation of a licensed professional after a grand jury returned indictments on March 13. Jonathan Presley turned himself in at the Anderson County Jail on Tuesday on $10,000 bond. Warren Presley was served in the Knox County Jail where he is being held on unrelated charges.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began looking into the Presleys and their business EPM Handyman Services in August 2017. During the investigation, they learned they had been paid to build a garage in Anderson County in April of that year, but never finished the job. The investigation further revealed they were not licensed contractors.

WATE 6 On Your Side consumer investigator Don Dare spoke with several people last year who claimed they were ripped off by the Presley brothers. The Presleys insisted they did nothing wrong and had intended to finish the jobs.

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