COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man once behind a proposed billion-dollar aluminum plant in Columbus is now jailed in Louisiana.
Back in 2015, Roger Boggs courted the state and local economic developers saying he wanted their help to build a plant to make aluminum for car bodies.
The deal went south when Boggs failed to meet a series of deadlines and developers walked away. Boggs shifted his plans to Louisiana and now he is charged with bank fraud and writing bad checks over $25,000.
Those charges were filed in 2017 but Boggs has been on the run until his arrest earlier this month in Mobile, Alabama.