Thomas College student wanted in New York City gang assault arrested in Waterville

Posted March 25, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.
Last modified March 25, 2013, at 1:56 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Thomas College student from New York City was arrested early Monday morning on a fugitive from justice charge, according to police.

Eimel Evans, 19, was wanted on several charges by New York City police, including attempted murder, gang assault, assault and criminal possession of a firearm, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Rumsey said the charges stem from a shooting that occurred in New York in August 2012. Waterville officers assisted NYPD detectives in apprehending Evans on the Thomas campus.

“Evans did not resist arrest and was cooperative with the booking process,” Rumsey said.

Evans, a native of New York City, graduated from Cony High School of Augusta in the spring of 2012 and played basketball at the school, athletic administrator Paul Vachon said Monday.

Vachon said Evans enrolled at the school “about halfway through the year.”

Information on the alleged incident in New York last summer was not available, New York police Detective Martin Speechley said Monday.

Evans is being held without bail at the Kennebec County Jail pending an extradition hearing, Rumsey said.