Tag:Troy Evans
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:33 am
Edited on: September 9, 2011 11:34 am
 

Marshall receiver has charges dropped

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Marshall wide receiver Troy Evans was arrested for four counts of armed robbery and one count of wanton endangerment in August after he allegedly went on a miniature robbery spree on the Marshall campus. Evans had been accused of brandishing a handgun and robbing four people on campus in a ten minute span.

Well, according to a release from Cabell County prosecutor Chris Chiles, as of Friday morning all the charges against Evans have been dropped. In the statement Chiles cited insufficient evidence and an alibi that was corroborated by seven individuals.

As you would expect after Evans was arrested for such crimes, he had been suspended indefinitely by the Marshall football team, and now much like the charges against him, Evans suspension has been dropped. He'll be able to suit up for the Herd this Saturday against Southern Mississippi.

"Troy is reinstated immediately," Marshall Atheletic Director Mike Hamrick said in a statement. "Doc Holliday and I have discussed this and Troy can play against Southern Miss on Saturday. That is Doc's decision."

Evans had 21 catches for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns for Marshall in 2010. He also scored 2 rushing touchdowns and returned a kick for a score as well.
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:21 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Marshall receiver arrested for armed robbery

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The official Fulmer Cup competition over at Everyday Should Be Saturday came to an end at 11:59pm eastern but not before Marshall wide receiver Troy Evans did what he could to give the Thundering Herd a late push. Evans was arrested for a series of armed robberies he allegedly committed over the weekend.

Evans has been hit with four counts of armed robbery and one count of wanton endangerment and was booked into the Western Regional jail on $250,000 bond on Tuesday night.

All four of the robberies took place within a ten-minute span early Sunday morning.

According to the police report, the first incident took place with two victims who claim they were approached by a man brandishing a handgun and demanding their wallets. Both victims turned their wallets over and fled after the gunman turned his weapon on a third victim who was walking on the sidewalk. The fourth victim, Dustin Manns, claims that the gunman approached him and asked for a cigarette, and after the victim told him he didn't smoke he had a gun stuck in his face and was told to turn over his wallet.

That's when things got a bit more interesting.

According to Manns, he refused to give up his wallet and was struck in the head with the gun. Then two Huntington police cars came down the street and the gunman fled and hid behind some bushes. While doing so, the gunman slipped causing the gun to go off, hence the wanton endangerment count. Mann said the gunman then got away.

Evans was expected to be a contributor for the Herd this fall, but as you'd expect, he's been suspended indefinitely.
 
 
 
 
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