PT Lepanto police officer arrested and charged

Donald Evance (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Department)
Donald Evance (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Department)

POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A part-time Lepanto PoliceOfficer is in trouble with the law after he was arrested for public sexual indecency,and harassment.

According to the arrest warrant provided by Second Judicial DistrictProsecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, 44-year-old Donald Evance was arrestedafter police say he made improper contact with a 17-year-old girl.

The warrant states, Evance approached the 17-year-old at agas station and asked to speak with her in a backroom. According to the victim,Evance kept popping at his taser while asking her questions.

The report also states, Evance kept approaching the girl,and unzipped her pockets on the back of her jeans. Evance eventually walkedaway after another employee came around the corner.

Ellington says Evance resigned his part-time police officer positionwith the City of Lepanto.

Evance is charged with public sexual indecency andharassment. His next court date is set for February 16 in Lepanto DistrictCourt.

Region 8 News will continue to track this case and being youany new updates as soon as they become available.

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