The Elberton Police Department announced on Friday evening that 25 year old Tyson Dantrail Evans was arrested in Concord, North Carolina.
Evans was wanted for his involvement in an incident in which he allegedly shot an Elberton man during a party that lasted until the early hours of Sunday, October 14th.
Evans was apprehended by the U.S. Marshall’s service. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh said he is very grateful for the assistance provided by the Marshalls.
“We appreciated all the help from the agencies involved. We are absolutely tickled with the U.S. Marshall’s Service; they are a bunch of professionals”, said Welsh, “Tyson Evans is now in custody, and the world is now a safer place.”
According to Chief Welsh, Evans was out on parole after serving six years of a thirty year prison sentence, when the shooting episode occurred.
Evans now faces a laundry list of charges which include Aggravated Assault, Pointing a Gun at Another Person, Reckless Conduct, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Discharging a Firearm on the Property of Another.
The Elberton Police Department will now begin the process to have Evans extradited back to Elbert County to face the previously mentioned charges.