Friday, October 5, 2012

Evans Pleads No Contest To Discharging Weapon At Murder Scene

Jakori Evans
By Connie Morrison
Jakori Evans entered a plea of No Lo Contendre, or no contest in Accomack County Circuit Court to shooting a firearm in an occupied structure. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of $2,500 plus court costs.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Mr. Evans will serve two years of a 10 year sentence, with credit for time served since his February arrest. The other eight years are suspended, with the condition that Mr. Evans incurs no further violations of law, he keeps the peace, and complies with all conditions that the probation office sets upon his release from prison.

The charges arise from an incident in February, in a home on US-13 near Parksley. According to evidence offered by Deputy Commonwealths Attorney Matthew Brenner, Mr. Evans was with Mark Smith and another man when they tried to gain access to the home, where a party was underway. Mr. Smith tried to force his way in and when Vladimir Sadin tried to keep him out, Mr. Smith shot him.

Mr. Sadin died from his injuries. After the fatal shots, Mr. Evans claimed he fired his weapon into the air, but some of his shots entered the home.

Judge W. Revell Lewis III accepted the plea agreement, and sentenced Mr. Evans accordingly, telling Mr. Evans: I hope you can put this behind you, serve your time, and get on with your life and be a happy productive citizen.

Mr. Evans was remanded into the care of the Sheriff to serve his sentence.


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