Bizarre stabbing in Fannin County

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- One man is in prison after allegedly stabbing the driver he hitched a ride with over the weekend. The victim is recovering, but it's the details of the case that officials say make it unlike any they've ever seen.

Fannin County Sheriff’s Deputies received the original call at 2:40 on Saturday afternoon about a suspect involved in a stabbing located at the intersection of County Road 3830 and Highway 11. When deputies arrived on the scene they found that the case they were working on involved a lot more than they had planned.

Fannin County sheriff Kenneth Moore says he was shocked when he heard what happened this past Saturday just west of Wolfe City.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found James Wayne Evans, 43, a hitchhiker who confessed to stabbing the person who gave him a ride and apparently expected something in return.

"Whenever the individual that picked up the hitchhiker wanted more intimacy and that was about to happen, he determined at that point the intimacy would stop," said Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore.

Officials say Evans was hitch hiking down Interstate 30 in Arlington when a white female known only as ‘Angie’ picked him up.

Soon thereafter, the 42-year-old driver invited Evans back to her horse barn just outside of Wolfe City.

When they arrived, the two became intimate, and officials say ‘Angie’ asked Evans to perform oral sex on her.

That’s when they say Evans got quite a surprise.

"(When he did) comply with the female subject, he found out it was in fact not a female, but a male," Sheriff Moore said.

Officials say Evans pulled out a knife and stabbed ‘Angie’-- who is a man-- multiple times.

‘Angie’ was flown to Parkland Hospital where he was treated and released.

Authorities warn regardless of the situation that picking up hitch hikers is never a good idea.

"You don’t know that individual walking down the highway. Why in the world would you stop and pick up someone you don’t know because in today’s environment that’s just not a safe thing to do," Moore said.

Evans was taken into custody and taken to the Fannin County Jail where bond has been set at $50,000.


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  • by mel Location: atoka on Jul 30, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    thats terrible you cant trust anyone any more. hope i never break down and need a ride. i would be scared to death..
  • by Doc Location: Baltimore on Jul 2, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    no matter what, you will have some type of uncomfortable feeling when around strangers, even if one is carring a weapon and the other is pretending to be a female we as people are not totally stupied we just make stupied decisions and try to justify our actions by blaming it on the other person. 1) if you decide to hitch hike you know there is a risk involved, 2) if you are a male pretending to be a female to a stranger you know there is a chance you can get hurt. 3) when it all comes out in the open you have a choice to walk away or decide to do something that could send one to jail, and the other to the hosiptal. all i'm saying is stay focused. make decisions that is in the best enterest of yourself even if that means you walk insted of catching a ride, as for the people that like to pretend they are something there not what comes your way is what you get.
  • by brandy Location: decatur on May 5, 2009 at 11:41 AM
    who are better drivers males or females????
  • by name Location: http://www.cool.com on Jul 13, 2008 at 11:09 PM
    tnx
  • by Courtney Location: Durant ok on Feb 20, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    Hi
  • by personal Location: personal on Jan 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM
    Why would anyone want to pick up someone off of the side of the road in the first place.
  • by Boo Location: Blue on Jan 4, 2008 at 10:42 AM
    One thing for sure about REAL MANLY MAN MIKE and REAL WOMANLY WOMAN DAWN, they do have definite opinions about things. Just wonder if they are related and what kind of relations they might have.
  • by Goober Location: Gober on Jan 3, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    Do IT early, Texoma! And do IT often. Vote, that is.
  • by Mike Location: Boston on Dec 29, 2007 at 06:38 AM
    People who misrepresent their very own sexual identity purely for the selfish purpose of deceiving someone for gratification - deserve some sort of punishment. Maybe not stabbed but 'something'. To ALL gays out there- heterosexuals want NOTHING to do with you sexually no matter what you might ~think~. We are attracted to the opposite gender for the natural reason that 'gender' exists. We feel sorry that you'll never understand what that kind of attraction is like for us or why that attraction makes the idea of same sex acts so repulsive to us.
  • by Code Red Location: Bailey on Dec 28, 2007 at 07:25 AM
    The buzz around Bailey is that Dawn, in her various personalities, has been selected to replace Chief Inspector Clouseau as Lead Investigator for the Fannin County Barney Fife Brigade. Oh Happy Day! Word is they might even give her TWO bullets for her gun. Maybe she will shoot the sheriff in the foot that he keeps sticking in his mouth. Well, with Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Yule, Noel, Festival of Lights and other frivolous religious events celebrated during the month of December (especially the one on the 25th) now behind us, perhaps the intrepid lawmen will return to doggedly fighting crime and saving lives. With Dawn in her new and exalted position, and the real Barney Fife residing in Bailey, we can expect wonderful things in Fannin County during 2008. Sleep well tonight, dear friend, secure in the knowledge that the pistol under your pillow, the shotgun beside your bed and double locks on the doors are your best protection. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y'ALL.
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