The following information comes from a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice.
On Mar. 14, U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough sentenced Marshfield resident Kyle R. Evans to 21 years and ten months in federal prison for illegal possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possess a firearm.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone convicted of a felony to own any firearm or ammunition. Evans has a long history of felony convictions, including domestic assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer, possessing a chemical with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, distributing a controlled substance, assault, armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle, unlawfully possessing a firearm, and conspiracy to tamper with a witness in a felony prosecution.
The charges came following an incident that occurred on Jun. 18, 2017. Evans was seen by a deputy of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office speeding through Springfield on a motorcycle and driving erratically. The officer followed and witnessed Evans turn too quickly and crash into a vehicle. At the scene, the officer noticed a Glock on the ground near Evans. After detaining him, the officer searched Evans and found a pistol holder and $1633 in cash on his person. The officer also found a motorcycle bag at the crash containing drug paraphernalia and baggies containing five grams of methamphetamine.
That same year, Evans would twice flee from authorities, and both times officers found a firearm in abandoned vehicles. Then on Nov. 16, 2017, Evans shot someone after attempting to steal their motorcycle outside a gas station. He was eventually arrested and sentenced to 20 years in state prison. The shooting and motorcycle theft sentence will run concurrently with the sentence he received from the federal case and a 15-year sentence Evans received for distributing a controlled substance charge in Webster County. It should be noted that Evans pleaded guilty to all the charges.
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