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WL man faces charges of intimidation and pointing a firearm

Emerson Evans III

A West Lafayette man is facing multiple charges after allegedly attempting to shoot a woman.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 4:22 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 5:12 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A West Lafayette man is facing multiple charges after allegedly attempting to shoot a woman.

Court documents say on Dec. 2 at around 6 a.m., police were called to a home on Wyndham Way on a report of a man with a gun.

When police arrived, they were told by the victim that 23-year-old Emerson Evans, III had been waiting for her when she arrived home from work.

The victim said that Evans seemed agitated and pointed a gun at her which she recognized as belonging to her son.

She said she didn't know how Evans knew where to find the weapon.

After a while, Evans left the home with the gun but returned and began pointing the gun at the victim, threatening to shoot and kill her.

According to the victim, Evans attempted to fire the gun but it failed to go off. While Evans struggled with the gun, the victim was able to escape to a neighbor's home.

Evans was seen running off into the Celery Bog Nature Preserve where he was later found by police hiding in some brush.

Evans has been charged with two counts of criminal confinement, two counts of intimidation, theft of a firearm, pointing a firearm, interference with the reporting of a crime and battery. A firearm enhancement has also been added to the charges.

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