Two Bounty Hunter Gang Members Plead Guilty to Assault and Firearms Charges
NORFOLK, Va. –Cameron Mychal Evans, a/k/a Cam, 21, of Suffolk, Va., pled guilty today in Norfolk federal court to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of a racketeering activity and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. A co-defendant, Craig Steven Foster, 24, of Portsmouth, Va., pled guilty to the same charges earlier this week. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement today. Evans and Foster both entered their guilty pleas before United States District Judge Jerome B. Friedman. Evans will be sentenced on August 27, 2010, and Foster will be sentenced on August 20, 2010. Both are facing a maximum penalty of life in prison.
According to court documents, on June 12, 2007, Evans, Foster, and several co-defendants drove to a home in Chesapeake armed with a handgun for the purpose of committing a home invasion robbery. Several weeks earlier, one of the co-defendants visited the victim’s residence to inquire about renting the residence. During a walk-thru of the residence the co-defendant noticed a safe in the master bedroom. The co-defendant relayed this information to his fellow gang members, resulting in the plans to commit the home invasion robbery. When Evans, Foster, and their co-defendants arrived at the residence, they knocked on the door and when the victim answered, they forced their way into the residence. At gunpoint, they demanded from the victim money located in the safe. The victim began to scream and was hit several times on the head with the firearm. The screams of the victim came to the attention of the neighbors. Fearing apprehension, Evans, Foster, and the co-defendants fled the scene. In their haste to flee the scene, they accidently dropped the firearm in the victim’s front yard. The firearm was recovered by the Chesapeake Police.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the Portsmouth and Suffolk Police Departments and the Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorneys William Muhr and Melissa O’Boyle are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.
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