THOMASVILLE — Two Thomasville Police Department detectives were on Park Avenue on Wednesday afternoon when they saw a man sought by police since 2019.
"They saw him walking down the street," said Lt. Toby Knifer, TPD Criminal Investigations Division commander.
Veshawn Walik Evans was wanted by police in an October 2020 case involving distribution of material involving nudity and sex acts and the theft of thousands of dollars in 2019.
Knifer said that on Oct. 25, 2020, detectives began an investigation into sexually-explicit videos of Evans and a juvenile female, then 16. Evans uploaded the videos on social media. The girl's mother saw a video and reported it to law enforcement.
On Oct. 14, 2019, Evans' mother reported the theft of a bank bag containing more than $9,000 from her vehicle.
The mother, who was employed at a local business, took a bank deposit from the business home with her and planned to make the deposit the next morning. When she went to her vehicle the next day, the money was gone.
"He (Evans) staged the crime scene, entered the auto and stole the money," Knifer said.
Evans, 18, 220 Covington Ave., Apartment 2, is charged with theft and two counts of distributing material depicting nudity or sexual conduct.
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