Suspect accused of pointing BB gun


A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a man who allegedly pointed what appeared to be a handgun at two other people Thursday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Elton Evans, 24, with two counts of aggravated assault.

Detective James Huff said in a probable cause affidavit that the gun turned out to be a BB gun that looked like a pistol.

The incident began when police were sent to the E-Z Mart at 1115 W. Pullen St., at 6:15 p.m., in response to a rolling disturbance.

Huff said in the affidavit that both vehicles had left the business. They were located after one of the alleged victims called 9-1-1 while driving, and were pulled over at East Barraque and State streets.

According to the affidavit, Evans had gotten into a verbal altercation with one of the alleged victims, and when they tried to leave in their vehicle, he followed them and allegedly pointed a gun at them.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Evans to have no contact with either of the alleged victims until the case is settled.