Teenager Accused Of Shooting At Deputy Held On Bond

Teenager Accused Of Shooting At Deputy Held On Bond

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WILMER, ALABAMA -

A Mobile County judge sends down a stiff penalty for a 17-year-old accused of shooting at a sheriff's deputy.  Devin Evans made his first court appearance this morning.  With fresh cuts still on his face he entered the courtroom to face a judge.  The assistant district attorney asked for $100,000 bond but the judge increased it to $125,000.  Evans is accused of shoot at a deputy's car.  The deputy has minor injuries from the broken glass but the assistant district attorney says this came very close to being a capital murder case. 

"As the deputy is leaving [Evans] fires two shots at the car and as I said in there it was a miracle [the deputy] was not killed," says assistant district attorney Jo Beth Murphree.  In court his defense lawyer argued his client is just a teenager with no criminal history.

"He did not know the deputy sheriff had no beef with him so far there's been no motive in trying to kill a deputy sheriff that's not what happened," says lawyer Steve Orso.  After the judge made his decision there were audible gasps and sobs from Evans' relatives who were in the courtroom.  In court no mention was made of the defendant's alleged drug use.  The MCSO claims Evans admitted to being high on the synthetic drug spice during the shooting.  On Tuesday afternoon deputies were responding to a report of a stolen gun on Findley Court in Wilmer.  Evans allegedly fired the 12 gauge single barrel shotgun at a deputy's car twice. 

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