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Marshall man wanted on felony assault charge | Bond set at $100K for Evans

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An arrest warrant with a $100,000 cash-only bond was issued Monday for a Marshall man for first degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and violation of an ex-parte order.

Dennis Ray Evans, 46, of Marshall, is accused of violating a full order of protection and attacking his spouse at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

According to the probable cause statement, the victim said Evans rammed her vehicle head-on. She put the vehicle in reverse when she saw him exit the truck.

She claimed Evans started striking the window of her vehicle with a box cutter.

She fled in reverse. Evans pursued, according to the probable cause statement. Then a witness reported watching Evans pursue the victim in a GMC Jimmy before ramming her vehicle twice.

Marshall police officers said in the report that the victim's vehicle was caved in and wrapped halfway around a concrete barrier post. Evans is not currently in custody. Law enforcement officers said they believe he is in the Kansas City area.

Evans was arrested on separate domestic abuse charges Sept. 28. He posted a $2,000 cash bond and was released Oct. 14.

Evans' criminal history includes guilty pleas for assault and tampering with a witness in 2007.

If convicted, Evans faces five to 15 years incarceration in the Department of Corrections.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

Contact Pat Nolan at pnolan@marshallnews.com