Virginia Murder Suspect Headed To Texas: Police

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014  |  Updated 5:53 PM CDT
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Virginia Murder Suspect Headed To Texas: Police

Appomattox County, Va., Sheriff’s Office

Aubrey Bascom “Butch” Evans

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The U.S. Marshals Service and police in Virginia are concerned that a murder suspect accused of killing his wife may be headed to Texas.

The Appomattox County, Virginia Sheriff's Office said Aubrey Bascom "Butch" Evans III shot his wife Laura Lee Evans at a gas station on Court Street in Appomattox, Friday at 4:35 p.m. She later died at a nearby hospital.

Police said Evans fled the shooting in a black 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Law enforcement tracked him to Georgia early Saturday morning.

They believe he may be headed to an area near Abilene, Texas or the Florida Keys. Police did not release why he may be traveling to those areas.

Evans is 69-years-old. He is a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. He has blue eyes and graying black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a knee brace.

Police said Evans' vehicle is a black Chevrolet Suburban with a yellow "Army" sticker. It has a Virginia handicap license plate: 347-132.

Officers said Evans is considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 or the Appomattox County, Virginia Sheriff's Department at 434.352.8241.

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