Prosecutors: Evans Picked Woman at Random Before Assault, Kidnapping
Charleston, S.C. (WCIV)–Thomas Evans, the man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old Charleston County girl and savagely beating her mother, now faces new charges in state court, including a sex crime and attempted murder.
Evans on Wednesday waived his right to a bond hearing in Charleston County Magistrate Court.
According to the Charleston Police Department, Evans is charged with two counts of kidnapping, and one count each of attempted murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, armed robbery, first degree burglary, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Affidavits outlining details of the crimes Evans is accused of committing to want the charges will not be the only available from bond court staff following Evans’ appearance Wednesday.
Evans already is facing potential charges of kidnapping in federal court by the FBI. Evans made his initial appearance in federal court on Monday, but waived his right to his preliminary and detention hearing. Evans has not been formally indicted on the kidnapping charge by federal prosecutors.
Evans will appear before a South Carolina circuit judge within the next 30 days.
This is a developing story and will be updated.