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General Assembly officer arrested

Posted March 18, 2013

— An officer with the North Carolina General Assembly Police Department is facing sex abuse charges, including statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child, authorities said Monday.

According to an arrest report filed with the Wake County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Shawn Evans, 42, was arrested at the legislative building Friday morning. He was still being held at the Wake County detention center Monday evening.

His bond was set at $1 million. 

"We accepted his resignation today," said Chief Jeff Weaver of the General Assembly police. "We are disappointed and surprised." 

Evans, of 5908 Applewood Lane in Raleigh, earned $49,465 as a General Assembly officer. He had served on the force since 1998. 

The General Assembly police is a small force that reports to lawmakers. It is primarily responsible for securing the legislative complex, although has certain powers to enforce the law statewide, in particular wherever lawmakers are performing official duties. 

According to the arrest report, Evans faces nine charges in connection with four crimes, including two counts of statutory rape, three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, three counts of a first-degree sexual offense and one other sex offense. 

 

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  • M539 Mar 19, 2:02 p.m.

    wildpig777, where can I send the ride along form? I'll gladly have you ride by my side one night and let me tell you that I am underworked. In a town of about 50,000 people, we ran nearly 100,000 calls for service last year. I would be happy to enlighten you for the evening and let you share your opinion following that shift. Oh yeah, I will have an application packet ready for you if you would like to take at the end of the night.

  • djofraleigh Mar 19, 1:41 p.m.

    According to the N&O, anyway, they have the same jurisdiction as RPD within the city limits of Raleigh. -- comment

    They have arrest powers! What training do they have? Are they former city police? Did they go through an academy? I'm assuming so.

    How many felony arrests do they make? They are the line against attack on the assembly.

  • mayhem Mar 19, 12:19 p.m.

    Hey cowbell, what do you do for a living? Whatever this guy's duties were as a general assembly officer, I doubt they included posting on GoLo.

  • sinenomine Mar 19, 11:41 a.m.

    more cowbell, a General Assembly officer is not the same as a mall cop or school crossing guard. According to the N&O, anyway, they have the same jurisdiction as RPD within the city limits of Raleigh.

    I wonder if your respect for law enforcement officers in particular and people in general has to do with your perception of their legal status and position in society? Just asking.

  • Relic Mar 19, 11:40 a.m.

    I wish he could be punished additionally for bringing shame on other officers. He's not going to have a fun time in jail, I can assure you of that.

  • more cowbell Mar 19, 11:27 a.m.

    General Assembly officer. Isn't that equivalent to a mall cop or, school crossing manager?

  • djofraleigh Mar 18, 7:29 p.m.

    I don't put general assembly guards in the same boat as LEOs. I don't know how we get LEOs to stop a darkened windowed car alone in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and walk up to that window.

  • miseem Mar 18, 7:19 p.m.

    Income is probably about right for 15 years. However, I would not put him in the category of municipal police, county deputies or highway patrol. Have not heard of too many General Assembly officers getting shot at, much less killed in the line of duty.

  • Fuquay Resident Mar 18, 6:36 p.m.

    wildpig777, I don't know how many law enforcement officers you know but I have several in my family. My brother-in-law puts his life on the line every single day to protect the public, many times working 12 and 14 hour days with no OT. He is often forced to eat his lunch while witnessing an autopsy or investigating a crime scene. He makes about as much as someone at McDonald's. I wouldn't say that's over paid and under worked.

  • rickardcv Mar 18, 6:31 p.m.

    To Wild piggy: Doubt you could even get considered for a job in law enforcement, or maybe not enough nerve to handle working long hours not knowing that the next call might change your life for ever.

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