On July 18, 2020, a Newark resident reported that he had been robbed during a sale that had been arranged online. The robbery occurred at about 1643 hours that same day in the 200 block of West Main Street. The victim reported that after posting an ad on the “Let Go” app, he received a message from a person asking to purchase the item. They arranged that the buyer would meet the seller, the victim, at his residence in Newark.
The buyer arrived at the victim’s residence and the buyer met the seller outside at the seller’s vehicle. After examining the gaming system that was for sale, the buyer grabbed the item and attempted to pull it away from the seller. They struggled over the item and the buyer produced a handgun and pointed it at the seller. The buyer then fled in his vehicle with the gaming system.
Based upon the victim’s statements, surveillance video and other evidence, the suspect was identified as Kashion Evans Jr., 18, of New Castle.
On July 19, 2020, Newark Police Detectives arrested Evans at his residence without incident. A BB gun was recovered from Evans’ vehicle.
Evans was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Robbery First Degree. Evans appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on his own recognizance.