Horicon Man Once Again Facing Felony Charges For Failed Roofing Project

(Horicon) A Horicon man is once again facing felony charges from a failed roofing project. Kurtiss Keel made is his initial appearance in court this week on one felony count of Theft by Contractor. In May, Horicon police were sent out to a property on Finch Street following a theft complaint that was made by the home owner. When interviewed, she allegedly said that she paid half of the $9000-dollar project to Keel in advance and saw little return on her investment. According to the criminal complaint, she said that Keel would not show up regularly to work on the roof or make up excuses as to why he could not continue the job. She reportedly showed police a tarp that was placed on the roof after Keel removed the shingles which resulted in rain water leaking through and damaging the homes interior. Police also had a different contractor visit the property to examine some of the roofing materials left behind by Keel. They told law enforcement (quote) “that stuff is junk” and that it is “just scraps from someplace else.” Keel is currently facing the same felony charges from a separate failed project in Hustisford. He was also implicated in a domestic incident stemming from that case and is facing a 35 year prison sentence. If convicted in this case, the 37-year-old faces no more than three-and-a-half-years in prison. A judge set signature bond at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is set for December 6.