Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Authorities seek armed, dangerous man in York County

Justin Marshall Evans (Courtesy photo/York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)
Justin Marshall Evans (Courtesy photo/York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities are searching for a Yorktown man who is considered armed and dangerous.

Deputies are looking for 35-year-old Justin Marshall Evans, who is wanted on several larceny charges in York County, according to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office recommends citizens do not approach Evans if they see him, and instead call 911 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Online court records show Evans has been charged with drug and gun-related offenses in the past.

Records state Evans was in jail for over six years awaiting trial on charges from 2009, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs.

Evans was sentenced to 14 years and six months in April 2016, according to online court records for the York-Poquoson Circuit Court. All but five years of the sentence was suspended, resulting in his release from jail soon after his sentencing.

Evans was arrested again for violating probation in September 2016. He was given 7 months to serve in prison, records show.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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