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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

Monday, May 18, 2015

Garden City Resident Pleads Guilty To Threatening

SAVANNAH, GA – David Nolan Evans, 41, of Garden City, Georgia pled guilty last week before United States District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. for threatening to blow up the State Probation Office in Savannah.   

Evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing revealed that Evans, who was on state probation at the time, called the 911 center on December 22, 2014 and threatened to use an explosive device to kill people at the State Probation Office in Savannah.  As a result of his call, the Probation Office was evacuated.  Later in January 2015, Evans constructed a fake bomb that he planted in a rest room at the State Probation Office.  When questioned by law enforcement, Evans admitted that his threatening actions were motivated by a desire to get out of probation reporting requirements.

Evans now faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, 3 years supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.   Evans’ sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the United States Probation Office completes a presentence investigation.

The Indictment arose out of a joint investigation by the FBI, the ATF, the Savannah Probation Office and Parole, and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Charlie Bourne is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.  Any further questions should be directed to First Assistant James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

Updated May 18, 2015