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Prosecutor mum on plea deal for front-end loader rampage; flipped pickup pushed down Route 16

By BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondent

August 23. 2018 8:39PM
Occupants of a car took video of the front-end loader allegedly driven by Edward Evans pushing a pickup truck on its side down Route 16 in Ossipee. (FACEBOOK/CHARLES OVI)



Edward Evans (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)

OSSIPEE — A Wolfeboro man charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon for allegedly using a front-end loader to topple a pickup truck and push it on its side down Route 16, was scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday but neither he nor his lawyer showed up in court.

Judge Amy Ignatius did not issue a bench warrant for Edward Evans saying that since his attorney Stephen Jeffco of Portsmouth was also absent there was likely confusion about the hearing date.

Evans, 56, has also been charged with felony criminal mischief, three misdemeanor counts of simple assault and reckless operation, a violation level offense. He remains free on $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

Assistant Carroll County Attorney Keith Blair declined to disclose the terms of the proposed plea deal. A new date for the hearing hadn’t been set as of Wednesday.


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