EVANS WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED; DETAILS OF CRIME ARE “BIZARRE; FRIGHTENING”
WHITE CO.—The 17-year-old girl who was a victim of homicide during a weekend camping and fishing trip was also sexually assaulted, according to information turned up in the investigation.
Jessica Evans was the victim of this alleged crime, this, information reveals, occurring after her boyfriend, Jacob Wheeler, 22, was shot in the head.
Information just filed in the case by White County State’s Attorney T. Scott Webb contains five separate counts of First Degree Murder of both Evans and Wheeler; two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm; one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault; and one count of Concealing a Homicidal Death.
Danny Coston, 36, of Centerville, charged with the crimes, is scheduled to appear in front of the judge in White County this morning at 9:30. We’re here covering the hearing.
Authorities close to the investigation are characterizing the details of the crime as “bizarre” and “frightening.”
We’ll have more information as we can get it to you but for now, this is the preliminary report from court this morning.
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