LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Charles Wilson, a man accused of swindling three area residents out of nearly $15,000 collectively, appeared in criminal court yesterday. Pleading not guilty to being a home improvement provider who failed to refund money and financial exploitation of the elderly, he was given another court date of June 26.

Wilson, a heating and air repairman, said he would be retaining an attorney in the case.

Wilson was arrested last week and spent less than four hours in jail before bonding out on a $50,000 bond. His release from jail without a bond source hearing drew concern from the district attorney’s office.

Assistant District Attorney General Andi Bridges told the court that a hearing should have occurred due to the nature of Wilson’s alleged crimes.

Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Zach Walden scheduled the bond hearing for June 26 as well.

CLICK HERE for the full story on Wilson’s alleged crimes. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 5/31/2023- 6AM)