Evans Sentenced to Fifty Years After Being Found Guilty for Involvement in 2012 Shooting

July 12, 2013
Tyson D. Evans (pictured) is set to serve 50 years in state prison.

Tyson D. Evans (pictured) is set to serve 50 years in state prison.

The man charged in the October 14th, 2012 shooting of an Elbert County man is going to prison for quite awhile.

Yesterday, a two day trial of the State of Georgia vs. Tyson Danrail Evans came to a close.

In the early morning hours on the day question, Evans allegedly shot an Elbert County man, identified as Albert Dye, in the abdomen after an altercation.

Dye was transported to a local hospital and treated for injuries to his liver, lungs, and ribs.

Dye would recover from his injuries, and was on hand to testify during the trial.

Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says it didn’t take the jury very long to reach its verdict.

“He has four prior felony convictions; two for terroristic threats, one for aggravated battery and one for aggravated assault all from 2005”, said White. “I believe he had only been out on parole for a few weeks when this shooting occurred, so the case went to trial and the jury deliberated for fourteen minutes before returning with a guilty verdict for all counts.”

Evans was convicted on charges of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Discharging a Firearm on the Property of Another, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; all which are a result of the 2012 shooting.

White commended the Elberton Police Department for putting together a solid investigation.

“The credit belongs to the Elberton Police Department who conducted a thorough investigation, collected a lot of forensic evidence at the scene, and coordinated with the US Marshalls to locate Mr. Evans after he fled the state”, said White. “They did a fantastic job of putting together a great investigation.”

Elbert County Superior Court Judge John Bailey sentenced Evans to serve fifty years in prison, with a chance for parole after the first forty-five years have been served.