Dorchester jury finds Evans not guilty
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.