Ex-wife of man accused of stealing Villagers’ jewelry urges judge to throw the book at him

The ex-wife of an electrician who allegedly stole jewelry from Villagers while working on projects at their homes, has urged the judge in the case to throw the book at her former husband.

Michael Allen Evans

Michael Allen Evans

Michael Allen Evans, 48, was arrested last year at a job site in the Village of Fernandina as Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were investigating the theft of $13,500 worth of rings from a woman’s bedroom in the Village of Duval. Evans had been at the woman’s home, working for Integrity Electrical Contracting, adding an electrical circuit to the lanai of her home.

After a story with a photo of Evans was published on www.villages-news.com, the sheriff’s office began receiving calls from Villagers who had Integrity Electrical Contracting perform work at their homes and shortly thereafter discovered they were missing valuable rings.

Evans is facing multiple charges of grand theft and remains free on bond.

His ex-wife, Mary Evans who lives in Ohio, has written to Judge William Hallman III who is presiding in her former husband’s case.

“I have taken much time and thought in the writing of this letter,” the mother of Evans’ two grown children wrote.

She claims that her then-husband stole from construction sites in Kentucky back in the early 1990s. Her father hired an attorney for Evans and he got off with a “slap on the wrist.” Her husband continued “shoplifting” and “stealing tools from employers,” she wrote.

She said she was lured into crime by her then-husband.

“Then drugs came into our lives,” she wrote.

She and her then-husband wound up behind bars in Florida after a “crime spree” along Interstate 75. When her husband was released, he was extradited back to Kentucky where her father offered to pay his restitution and give him a fresh start with his children, whom her parents had cared for, according to her letter.

“Instead he took cash for a bus ticket,” she wrote.

When she was released, she went to work. She said her ex-husband continued in a life of crime.

She said the Villagers he allegedly stole jewelry from aren’t his only victims. She said his children, now 22 and 24, are also victims.

“He isn’t going to stop,” she warned.

You can read her entire letter at this link: Mary Evans Letter to Judge William Hallman III


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  1. Ann Eggleston says

    I’ll bet he’ll get some serious “this is your last chance” probation! So, we’ll be seeing him here again when he breaks probation again.

    • LiZa Adkison says

      hey Ann, off subject, but your buddy EARLE from TruGreen was just at my door… he rang my bell 3 times… i spoke through the door and told him i was not interested in ANYTHING he was soliciting… he told me he had a “right” to be here… i told him his “right” was about to get some lead up his ass if he didn’t leave, IMMEDIATELY… i wasted my time calling for a cop to come and ask him to leave… was PROMPTLY told, “nothing they can do… so your buddy Earle, has now called my house 5 times… am recording each call and can’t wait to call TruGreen tomorrow… i applaud anyone that works hard to earn a living, but i do NOT want them at my front door, SOLICITING… the villages has crapped on us again… the WORTHLESS, EXPENSIVE AHOLES, a/k/a COMMUNITY WATCH, are just here to protect any corporate owned property, forget the rest of us, that WERE LIED TO, by the villages about “NO SOLICITATION”

  2. Dana Pennycamp says

    Who does background checks on there employees do service in this area, I believe no one from the Villages Theaters to local contractors probably only do a urine test for drugs and even that can be fooled.
    It seems to us if you pay peanuts you get monkeys for workers

    • Ann Eggleston says

      It seems to me people are either honest or they are t. An honest person will not start stealing because he got a job that’ doesn’t pay well. TGey get another job.

  3. James Radatz says

    Just maybe, the judge will take the time to read the letter twice and demand of the prosecuting attorney to do his job. Some creeps belong behind bars for life, as they do not have the ability to live without partaking in criminal acts.

  4. LiZa Adkison says

    somebody tell this lady she wasted a good 49 cent stamp… am sure our illustrious Judge Hallman had his rubber stamp that boldly, proudly and fecklessly reads: P R O B A T I O N, ready at the helm

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