Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Man with long criminal history accused of assaulting worker at Williamsburg hospital

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

A man wanted in December by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office who was found and arrested in April is now facing new charges after an altercation at a Williamsburg hospital.

Justin Marshall Evans, 35, of Newport News, is accused of assaulting a healthcare provider at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital in Williamsburg, said Maj. Greg Riley of Williamsburg Police.

Evans was in the hospital as a patient when he cursed and spit on the healthcare provider as he was being examined around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Riley said.

The responding Williamsburg officer charged Evans with assault and battery and issued a summons for profane language in a public space.

The arrest came about two months after Evans was arrested by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office on two outstanding larceny warrants.

In December, the sheriff’s office put out a call for public assistance in finding Evans, who authorities considered armed and dangerous at the time.

Evans was arrested April 6 after the sheriff’s office “located him while on another call.” Evans was also charged with providing false identification to police.

Online court records show he is still in custody on those three charges.

Online court records show Evans was in jail for more than 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 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 seven months in prison, records show.

WYDaily archives were used in this story.

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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