‘I just killed my wife,’said caller; police find her alive
WOLFEBORO — Though police initially were called by a resident asking for help and saying "I just killed my wife," no one was killed and the caller was arrested.
At about 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, the caller, later identified as Nason Evans, 84, of the Birch Hill Estates in Wolfeboro, made two calls about six minutes apart. He requested an ambulance and said he had "a 9mm handgun and was willing to shoot the first person that appeared on his property" or words to that effect, according to a Wolfeboro Police press release. He also made other threats.
Police responded and surrounded the home. Chief Dean Rondeau made contact with Evans, and Evans came out of the home and was taken into custody after being hit with a Taser. Police found a replica black plastic pellet gun on Evans.
While Evans was captured, police made entry into the home and found his wife upset but alive. Both were evaluated by medical personnel at the scene, then Nason Evans was taken to Huggins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment, then to the Carroll County House of Corrections.
Evans was charged with reckless conduct, domestic violence - simple assault, simple assault, creating false public alarm, false reporting to law enforcement, criminal threatening and protective custody due to intoxicants. He was released on bail and scheduled to appear at the 3rd Circuit Court in Ossipee May 17.
Chief Rondeau said "These matters are always most concerning to us. We take reports of crime very seriously."
The replica gun could have led to a different outcome.
"Mr. Evans had a replica handgun in his possession," said Rondeau. "It looked authentic. Had he brandished it in a threatening fashion, this matter may have ended differently. The Wolfeboro Police Department is dedicated to the highest principals of public safety and the preservation of life. Ending this potentially dangerous situation without loss of life is a real success."
– Ginger Kozlowski
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