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Riverton man pleads guilty, 8 years DOC

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — A Riverton, Kan. man has plead guilty to various Cherokee County crimes now resulting in a prison term.

Adam C. Evans, age 37, was sentenced to 104 months imprisonment.

“The roughly eight and a half year prison sentence stems from numerous cases investigated by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies, going back to 2018,” according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Evans pled guilty in the following instances:

  • August 2018 Burglary of a rural Cherokee County home where numerous firearms were stolen.
  • Spring 2021 case where he barricaded himself in a local business when deputies attempted to arrest him on an outstanding warrant and he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
  • August 2021 incident where Evans fled into a wooded area, striking a Law Enforcement K9 with a branch when Deputies again attempted to arrest him on additional outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The formal charges Evans pled guilty to are:

  • Inflicting Harm to a Law Enforcement K9
  • Burglary
  • Possessing Methamphetamine
  • Interference with Law Enforcement.

Evans has been held in the Cherokee County Jail since his arrest in August 2021.

Groves says Evans caused a lot of issues for area residents for some time. “I’m glad he is now scheduled to be transported to the Kansas Department of Corrections and am also glad to report the Law Enforcement K9 he attacked has recovered from the incident and has since done a great job of locating and removing dangerous drugs from our community.”

The cases were prosecuted by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office.

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