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For Immediate Release

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August 21, 2018

Brian O’Neill, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Public Information Officer (202) 345-8222
District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
South Carolina Homicide Suspect Captured

Stratford, CT – This morning at approximately 9:30am., Andrew Maxswane Evins, 23, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Stratford Police Department at the Rodeway Inn in Stratford.

Evins is the suspect in the homicide shooting death of Jervaughn McKins, 23, which occurred on August 12, 2018 in Eutawville, SC. The U.S. Marshals in South Carolina were asked to assist by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department in locating Evins who they believed had fled the area. During the course of the fugitive investigation information was developed that Evins had fled to Connecticut. The Violent Fugitive Task Force developed information that Evins was hiding out in the Stratford, CT area and on today’s date Evins was located hiding out at the Rodeway Inn and was taken into custody without incident.

U.S. Marshals from Connecticut were assisted by the Bridgeport Police Department, Norwalk Police Department and the Stratford Police Department. Evins was turned over to the Bridgeport Police Department where he will be charged as a Fugitive of Justice and will be held pending extradition to Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

Evins has two active state warrants for Murder and Possession of a Weapon out of South Carolina.

The Violent Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals from the District of Connecticut. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include; Hartford, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Waterbury Police Departments as well as CT Parole.
 
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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