Contractor arrested after On Your Side Investigation

An Ozarks Contractor accused of stealing thousands of dollars from homeowners is now behind bars.

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Jon Rush, with Jon Rush Construction, was put in handcuffs Wednesday morning. Right now, Rush faces five felony charges for stealing and failure to appear in court.

You might recall our investigation that aired last month. He's accused of fabricating invoices and over charging customers by the thousands.

Janet and Gary Schultz say they were ripped off by Jon Rush to the tune of $50,000.They hired Jon Rush, with Jon Rush Construction to build their retirement home in Stone County.

"When you're 66-years-old, on a fixed income, social security and something like this happens to you, it does rip your heart out," said Gary Schultz.

When our On Your Side investigation first aired last month, Rush was on the run with warrants ... facing felony charges for forgery, stealing, passing bad checks and issuing fraudulent lien waivers.

He was wanted in Taney and Stone Counties. Ashley Reynolds went to his home in Springfield, but no one came to the door.

Since our report first aired, Reynolds emailed Rush three times, asking for updates and if he'd turn himself in. He never responded. Reynolds emailed Greene County deputies.

The Greene County fugitive unit with the Sheriff's Office arrested him at his work. Deputies say he was cooperative.

Rush's bond is $80,000.

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