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Riverton man sentenced to over 8 years for multiple cases

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COLUMBUS, Kan. — 37-year-old Adam C. Evans of Riverton was sentenced Thursday in Cherokee County District Court to 104 months in prison. 

"The roughly eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence stems from numerous cases investigated by Cherokee County sheriff's deputies, going back to 2018," according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. 

Evans pleaded guilty to the August 2018 burglary of a rural Cherokee County home where numerous firearms were stolen, a spring 2021 case where he barricaded himself in a local business when deputies attempted to arrest him on an outstanding warrant and he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, and an August 2021 incident where he fled into a wooded area, striking a law enforcement K9 with a branch when Cherokee County sheriff's deputies attempted to arrest him, according to Sheriff Groves. 

The formal charges Evans pleaded to are inflicting harm to a law enforcement K9, burglary, possessing methamphetamine and interference with law enforcement. 

Evans has been held in the Cherokee County Jail since his arrest in August 2021. The cases were prosecuted by the Cherokee County Attorney's Office. 

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