Evans Damages $7,000.00 of County Property
Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:23 p. m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a burglary alarm activation at the Madison County Sheriff’s Administrative Office located at 2364 West U.S. Hwy 90. Responding deputies were informed that Communications also received a call from a passing motorist who reported observing a black male wearing jeans and a black shirt striking the windows of the Sheriff’s Office with what appeared to be a shovel. A short time later Communications advised responding deputies that a call was received reporting a male fitting the same description was now at the Courthouse busting windows. Deputies and Officers from the Madison Police Department immediately responded to the Courthouse. Upon arrival the officers observed a male subject walking toward a parked silver sedan holding a shovel. The officers ordered the suspect (identified as Charles Wesley Evans II) to the ground and was able to take him into custody without further incident.
Investigation including video evidence showed that Evans arrived at the Madison County Sheriff’s Administrative Office at approximately 5:15 p. m. The Administrative Office had just closed and was unoccupied. Evans parked his vehicle in front of the office and retrieved a set of post hole diggers from the trunk of the car and walked around to the West side of the building to a parked Sheriff’s Office Tahoe. Evans used the post hole diggers to bust out the front and rear passenger side windows of the Tahoe and attempted to bust the driver side windows but was unsuccessful. Evans then walked to the front of the Office and busted out two separate internal office windows. Evans reached into one of the office windows removing a personal photo of a deputy from a desk but never fully entered the Sheriff’s Office. The photo was later recovered in the trunk of the car Evans was driving.
Evans then drove to the Courthouse Annex and busted the glass out of the entrance door utilizing a shovel. Evans then walked across the street to the Courthouse and busted a window out of the Clerk of Courts Office just prior to being arrested. Both the Annex and Courthouse was also closed however there was a court employee still inside the Courthouse. The employee was able to secure herself inside the vault and was unharmed. Total damages are initially estimated at nearly $7,000.00. Evans currently remains in the Madison County Jail with no bond.
Evans had been previously arrested in July of 2016 for Corruption By Threat Against A Public Official for making threats directed to the Madison Police Department and to “kill the first two cops” he saw. This case resulted in No Information Filed because at the time the law required a specific officer to be named in the threat.
Charles Wesley Evans II
Greenville, FL 32331
Burglary – Damage Dwelling / Structure / Property over $1000.00
Criminal Mischief - $1000.00 or greater
Criminal Mischief - $201.00 to $999.00
Possession of Burglary Tools