SAN ANGELO — Court documents detailed the events leading up to a standoff in north San Angelo, which included death threats and kidnapping three women at gunpoint, according to court documents released Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.
On Nov. 9, 2021, area law enforcement converged on an apartment complex on West 31st Street. After about an hour and intervention by a hostage negotiator, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dwayne Andre Evans Jr., aka Tatum, 33.
Evans was initially arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault on a date/family member and had three charges of aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon added later.
An indictment, released Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, charged Evans with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon. All charges have been enhanced.
The kidnappings are punishable by 15-99 years in jail and the assault could be punishable by 5-99 years. These charges have been enhanced due to Evans’ prior conviction for aggravated robbery in Runnels County in 2007.
Evans remained in Tom Green County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 bond. A court date has not been scheduled as of 11:15 a.m. Monday, according to online jail records.
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On Nov. 9, 2021, Evans and a woman he had a “romantic relationship” with had a dispute. Two more women arrived at their apartment on Twohig Ave., and Evans would not let the women leave, holding them at gunpoint, records state.
He forced the women to enter a vehicle while pointing the gun at his date’s back. He then told one of the women to drive toward US Highway 87, according to an arrest affidavit.
During the drive, he told his date “You’re goi,ng to die today,” records state.
Evans and the date struggled for the gun, which fired and shot her. He took her to Shannon Medical Center, where she was treated for two gunshot wounds to her lower leg. She refused to name Evans, and he refused to meet with police when they called him, according to court documents.
Around 1 p.m., investigators found Evans at an apartment complex on West 31st Street. Multiple law enforcement groups arrived, including SWAT, the sheriff’s office, San Angelo Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, the Center for Tactical Medicine, and Tom Green County Constables.
“We tried to make contact with him,” said Sheriff Nick Hanna. “We knew that he was armed. We had some information that this was a public safety issue, so we set up a perimeter.”
Officials placed barricades around two blocks of Chadbourne Street. A hostage negotiator convinced Evans to surrender around 2:15 p.m.
“We’re pleased that no one, including the suspect, was hurt, and no shots were fired,” Hanna said in a prior interview
Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Crime and Courts in West Texas. Send her a news tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.