Local man arrested after shooting at a DPS helicopter

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:55pm

A man was arrested in Hill County on Monday after shooting at a DPS helicopter.

Robert Evens,62, is facing multiple accounts of aggravated assault on a Peace Officer, felon in possession of a firearm, deadly conduct, arson, manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance and a possible charge of discharging a firearm at an aircraft.

On Monday, August 18, around 7:00 p.m., Hill County Deputies along with the Texas Rangers responded to a report of a man threatening his neighbor with a handgun.

According to Hill County Chief Michael Cox, witnesses told police, the suspect pointed the gun at his female neighbor. He then fled into a nearby wooded area to hide from officers.

Hill County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team along with McLennan County SWAT team searched the nearby wooded area.

A Department of Public Safety helicopter was deployed to help assist in the search. While deputies were waiting for the DPS helicopter, Evans began firing a large caliber weapon at deputies, Said Cox.

The DPS Helicopter began a FLIR search for the man. The suspect then fired multiple shots at the helicopter.

The man stopped firing the gun and made his way towards a residence. Hill County Sheriff SRT was able to move in and arrest Evans.

Cox said, the suspect had numerous weapons and ammunition ready for use. Deputies were also able sable to locate several marijuana plants growing inside the suspects garden.



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