$1 Million Bond Set For Contractor

One million dollars cash to get out of jail. That’s the bond set for a contractor just months after being exposed by a Fact Finders investigation.

Randy Coover is a contractor who's built a criminal file thick enough to warrant a $1 million cash bond requested by Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass. "Mr. Coover, at least in my estimation, is a menace to our community right now."

Arrested on several domestic violence charges, Coover is also accused of taking $12,000 last year for a garage project he ditched. Customer Dan Bray says, "That's the retirement money I’m out now."

Bray, with help from his stepson, hired others to build the garage that Coover hardly started. Bray said that after our first Fact Finders investigation he discovered other customers who paid the same contractor were left with unfinished projects.

Jay Schrad paid Coover $1,000 down for remodeling to be done May 13th, but the work never got started. "The $1,000, I’m writing it off man, it’s gone. I can't imagine I’m going to get any of that back. I'm sure not going to have him do any of the work."

Bray also put too much trust in the contractor, paying two thirds down. "After all the charges against him, it don't sound like I’m going to get money back because it will be a long time before he gets out of jail."

Before the recent flurry of warrants, Coover had been out on $2,000 bond for not completing the garage. The Dodge County Attorney hopes to get that money forfeited for partial restitution to the victim.

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