Hefty Bond For Man Police Say Shot Ex-Wife Outside Jacksonville Olive Garden

Bond has been set at $2.5 million for a man who police say shot his ex-wife outside an Olive Garden in March.

George Evans appeared in Onslow County for a bond hearing in Superior Court.

Jacksonville police say the 60-year-old Evans shot Audrey Evans as she left work at the Western Boulevard restaurant on March 29.

The next day the man was shot multiple times by troopers in Columbus County after leading lawmen on a chase.

Prosecutors told the judge the ex-wife, who was shot multiple times, needs to be protected. District Attorney Ernie Lee says Evans admitted to shooting the woman.

Defense Attorney Ernie Wright says his client was declared dead at one point and is not a danger to anyone.

Evans remains behind bars.


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A man accused of shooting his ex-wife in the parking lot of a local Olive Garden will face a judge Friday.

The shooting happened back in March at the Olive Garden on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville.

Police say George Evans, 60, shot his ex-wife, 57-year-old Audrey Evans, as she was leaving her job one night.

Evan left the scene after shooting his ex-wife, according to police.

The following day, Evans was shot multiple times by troopers in Columbus County after leading authorities on a chase. He was taken to the Department of Correction Hospital in Raleigh.

Evans is due in court Friday for a bond hearing in his case.

We will let you know what happens in court.



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Police have now charged a man with attempted murder for the shooting outside a local Olive Garden last month.

Police say 60-year-old George Evans shot his ex-wife as she left her job at the Olive Garden on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville on March 29.

57-year-old Audrey Evans was treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

A day after the shooting, George Evans was shot multiple times by troopers in Columbus County after leading lawmen on a chase.

District Attorney Ernie Lee says Evans is still in the Department of Correction Hospital in Raleigh.



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A woman shot Saturday night in the parking lot of an Olive Garden restaurant had a protection order out against the suspected gunman, her ex-husband.

The SBI confirms that 57-year-old Audrey Evans was the victim in the shooting at the parking lot of the Jacksonville restaurant. Olive Garden says the woman worked there.

Police say 60-year-old George Evans shot the woman, and then left the area. He was spotted by troopers in Columbus County on Sunday who chased the man's vehicle.

Evans was shot multiple times after troopers say he got out of his SUV and showed a gun.

The man's condition was upgraded Tuesday to serious at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Onslow County court records indicate the ex-wife took out a domestic violence protection order against Evans, which he is was accused of violating last year after showing up at her home.

Evans was scheduled to appear in court on that charge Monday morning.

The SBI is investigating the shooting of Evans by lawmen. Six Columbus County deputies and three troopers are on administrative leave because of that investigation.


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