On Friday, July 7, 2017, Tracey Wayne Evans, W/M, DOB: 09/25/1963, from Big Sandy, pled guilty to a 25 year prison sentence for the 1st degree felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance – With Intent to Deliver – Methamphetamine and also pled guilty to a 10 year prison sentence for the 3rd degree felony offense of Evading Arrest/Detention with Vehicle and Deadly Weapon.  The defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a defective brake light on November 20, 2016, by Officer Bradley with the Gilmer Police Department.

The Honorable Lauren Parish presided over the hearing.  The State was represented by District Attorney Billy W. Byrd and the defendant was represented by Gilmer Attorney Mr. Matthew Patton.