Former McLennan County sheriff's deputy charged for shooting his wife over the weekend

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POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:12am
UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:24am

A former McLennan County sheriff's deputy was arrested over the weekend for shooting his wife.

David Evans reportedly went to a location in Belton and shot the woman. Belton Police Department is investigating the case.

"He and his wife had been having some marital problems. He went down there and found her and shot her. It is not life-threatening," said Chief Deputy Matt Cawthorn of the McLennan County Sheriff's Department of Evan's arrest. Cawthorn says Evans claimed to be a member of the department, which is why they are even aware of some details surrounding the case.

According to Chief Deputy Michael Rhoden of the Belton Police Department, Belton officers got a call about a shooting at Chappell Oaks Apartments, located at 200 Lake Road in Belton, on Saturday evening. Rhoden says the officers met the victim, Vickie Evans, who had an "obvious wound".

"She told us that James [David] Evans had shot her, after forcing his way into her apartment," said Rhoden.

Rhoden says officers then located Evans, who took off after the shooting. According to the affadavit, Evans admitted to shooting his wife.

"He was a full-time deputy back in the two-thousands. Then he left McLennan County on his own. He became the manager at Oakwood Cemetery," said Cawthorn.

Prior to his managing Oakwood Cemetery, Evans was a member of the narcotics taskforce. In the mid two-thousands, Cawthorn said Evans was a reserve deputy under Sheriff Lynch. However, Cawthorn says Evans was never re-sworn in, and he has not served under McNamara's administration.

Evans is said to live in the Waco area. He could face burglary to commit assault charges.

KWKT will continue to update this story with details from the Belton Police Department as they become available.  

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