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Fugitive wanted for S.C. murder captured in Stratford

August 21, 2018

STRATFORD - A 23-year-old man, wanted for a murder in South Carolina, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force and Stratford police.

Andrew Maxswane Evins, 23, is a suspect in the homicide shooting death of Jervaughn McKins, 23, which occurred on Aug. 12, 2018, in Eutawville, S.C.

He was located at the Rodeway Inn on Washington Parkway and taken into custody without incident around 9:30 a.m.

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 area.

U.S. Marshals from Connecticut were assisted by officers from the Bridgeport, Norwalk and the Stratford police departments.

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, S.C.

Evins has two active South Carolina warrants for murder and possession of a weapon.

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