For Immediate Release
Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Loaded Firearm
Defendant Arrested by Police Investigating a Shooting in Prince George’s County
Greenbelt, Maryland – Sherman Evans Jr., a/k/a “Face Evans”, age 33, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty yesterday to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Malik Aziz of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD).
According to his guilty plea, on August 4, 2019 Prince George’s County Police Department officers responded to a location in Oxon Hill, Maryland for a reported shooting. Once officers arrived, officers noted that multiple vehicles were struck with bullets. Multiple 9mm shell casings were recovered on the scene. As a result of the investigation, PGPD officers identified Evans as a suspect in the shooting.
On August 5, 2019, Evans was arrested by PGPD and taken into custody. Evans informed law enforcement he used a firearm in self-defense and that the firearm he used was inside of his vehicle. Evans consented to a search of his vehicle and law enforcement discovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The firearm had nine 9mm cartridges in the magazine, which had a 16-round capacity.
As detailed in his plea agreement, on August 4, 2019, Evans knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction punishable by more than one year in prison and his civil rights had not been restored.
Evans faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by a maximum of three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled sentencing for October 19, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner commended the ATF and PGPD for their work in the investigation. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy F. Hagan who is prosecuting the case.
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