Dorch­ester jury finds Evans not guilty

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CAM­BRIDGE — A Dorch­ester County Cir­cuit Court jury found Vaughn Evans Sr. not guilty on all charges stem­ming from a Novem­ber 2015 ar­rest when was he ac­cused of as­sault by his es­tranged wife.

Evans, who now serves as prin­ci­pal for War­wick El­e­men­tary School, ap­peared in cir­cuit court on June 7 and was tried on charges of false im­pris­on­ment and sec­ond-de­gree as­sault. The jury found Evans not guilty on both charges.

The charges stem from his ar­rest on Nov. 8, 2015, af­ter po­lice were called to Evans’ house for an al­leged do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent in­volv­ing his wife, Sharon Evans.

Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the in­ci­dent, Vaughn Evans, who was the North Dorch­ester Mid­dle School prin­ci­pal at the time, was sus­pended with pay, which is stan­dard pro­ce­dure for Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools. He also was or­dered to stay away from North Dorch­ester Mid­dle School, em­ploy­ment and his home, and to avoid con­tact with Sharon Evans, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records for a tem­po­rary peace or­der in Dorch­ester County District Court.

The al­leged in­ci­dent oc­curred less than a month af­ter Sharon Evans filed for di­vorce on Oct. 13, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records.

Evans has since re­turned to his em­ploy­ment with Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools. Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease is­sued by DCPS Su­per­in­ten­dent Dr. Henry Wag­ner, Evans has been trans­ferred from his po­si­tion at the mid­dle school and he now will serve as prin­ci­pal of War­wick El­e­men­tary School in Sec­re­tary, ef­fec­tive as of Mon­day, June 13.

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