May 27, 2018
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Bangor man with knife ‘dangling in his pants’ found in violation of protective order

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
John Evans
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local man showed up with a knife early Saturday at the home of a 36-year-old female who took out a protection from abuse order against him and was arrested, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday.

“She was receiving phone calls and texts” from John Evans, 50, but when Officer Brian Smith arrived on Sunday, he was nowhere to be found, the sergeant said.

Smith parked down the street and shortly afterward, “someone ran up to the police car and said that John was back at the house yelling at the victim,” Edwards said.

Evans was located at the victim’s residence and hand a knife concealed in his pants, the sergeant said.

“He had a knife on a string dangling in his pants,” the sergeant said.

Evans was arrested and charged with violating a protection order and carrying a concealed weapon. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and was later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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