Ted L. Evans
An angry father, Ted Evans, 66, of Wallace, was placed on a year’s probation Monday. Evans, 66, pled no contest to third-degree assault and attempted terroristic threats against his son-in-law.
Lincoln County District Judge Richard Birch handed down the sentence.
Evans was accused of trying to run down Lawrence Kidd during a domestic dispute on Aug. 27. Kidd, 42, had just been released from the Lincoln County jail after serving six weeks for domestic violence and he was moving back in with his wife, Evans’ daughter.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Wallace around 8:20 p.m., where Kidd told them that Evans tried to run over him with a pickup. Kidd thought it was intentional. Kidd and his wife said Evans was very angry.
Evans drove through the back yard of Kidd’s home and into the neighbor’s yard in his 1985 Dodge pickup, and then off down the street. Kidd said he walked over to the neighbor’s to speak to them about damage to their yard and was walking back when Evans drove toward him at high speed in the front yard.
Kidd said he turned to get out of the way but the pickup hit his left arm. He was treated at the scene and refused further care.
Investigators said Evans was angry that Kidd was again going to live with his daughter. Evans was arrested. Evans had no record of other trouble with the law.
In court, Evans said that Kidd did not get hit by his truck. He said Kidd injured his arm when Kidd reached out from the front porch toward the truck after it had stopped, and he scraped his wrist on the truck cattle guard.
Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Tanya Roberts-Connick asked Birch to include counseling as part of Evans’ probation.
But, defense attorney Russ Jones noted that his client has had no other trouble with the law. He said Evans was just a father defending his daughter; trying to keep a man that had put the family through some real bad times and abused the daughter from doing it again.
Birch said he could see no reason why Evans needed counseling and did not add that to the standard conditions of his probation.