Defendant Carl L. Evans, 40, also was indicted on charges of especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping, employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
The victim identified his attacker as Evans, his neighbor of some 15 years, but Evans eluded police until he was arrested last year in a routine traffic stop in Whitehaven.
The incident occurred the night of Dec. 19, 2009, when Evans came to his neighbor’s home in the 3700 block of Mountain Terrace in Frayser, shocked him several times with a stun gun and demanded money.
The victim was beaten with a golf club and dragged throughout the house by Evans who finally found $500 hidden in one room. Evans then placed a pillow over the victim’s face and said he had kill him “because you know who I am.” He pulled the trigger several times, but the gun would not work. The defendant then fled the residence, allowing the victim to crawl to another neighbor’s home to notify police. The victim was treated at a hospital for broken ribs, a bruised lung and severe lacerations on his head and face.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Ann Schiller of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.