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Probation ordered in Jefferson City BB gun shooting case

Probation ordered in Jefferson City BB gun shooting case

May 16th, 2019 by the News Tribune news@newstribune.com in Local News

A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to amended charges in connection with a BB gun shooting last July.

Davion Evans, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor peace disturbance during a hearing Wednesday before Cole County Judge Dan Green. He was placed on two years of unsupervised probation.

Three others involved in this case have already been sentenced.

Tia B. Zolk, 27, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor peace disturbance in February during a hearing before Green. She was placed on two years of unsupervised probation.

In January, Rashaun D. Woods, 20, also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor peace disturbance, and Green placed him on two years of unsupervised probation.

Last August, Christian White, 17, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor peace disturbance, and Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce ordered him to pay a $200 fine.

Evans, Zolk, Woods and White each had been charged with two felonies — first-degree property damage and armed criminal action — and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault, but prosecutors amended those charges to the single misdemeanor.

Zolk, White, Woods and Evans were involved in an incident of BB gunshots fired at a woman’s car while the woman and a passenger were traveling on a highway.

Zolk was the driver of a vehicle with Woods, White and Evans as passengers.

In the 200 block of U.S. 50/63, Zolk told police, she heard Woods, White and Evans mention a female victim by name just before the three passengers allegedly displayed, then fired, their BB guns at another vehicle, according to a probable cause statement from the Jefferson City Police Department.

The vehicle sustained significant damage to its bodywork and its windows were shattered, according to police documents. The incident also placed the driver in danger of crashing the car, as well as being hit by the BBs at close range, police reported.

Woods was in the front passenger seat. He told police his friends in the back seat had fired at the car, and a victim in the other vehicle said Woods also had fired at the vehicle.

Authorities said Zolk drove the three shooters to one of their homes, where she left them and did not report the incident.