Charlie Earl Evans of Holly Springs was convicted of especially aggravated kidnapping, a felony that included false imprisonment and serious bodily injury to the victim. Because of Evans’s prior felony convictions, his sentencing range was 40 to 60 years in prison.
He was sentenced by Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward.
Evidence in the case showed that the victim and Evans were at a family gathering on May 29, 2016, when he became angry and threatened her. The woman, 50, testified in trial that Evans took her to a wooded area and beat her, then took her to a Downtown Memphis hotel where he repeatedly struck her in the head, face and body over a period of several hours.
When they finally left, they ran out of gas in Germantown where the victim was able to call police. Evans was taken into custody, while the woman was hospitalized in critical condition.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Glenda Adams and Holly Palmer of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit which prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.