Perdue Appoints Evans to Fill Out Term As Top Prosecutor for Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson Counties
Gov. Bev Perdue today appointed District Court Judge Robert A. Evans of Rocky Mount to serve as district attorney in the Seventh Prosecutorial District. The Seventh District encompasses Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties. Evans will complete the current term of Howard S. Boney Jr., who is retiring after more than 30 years of public service as district attorney.
"Judge Evans has the respect and confidence of the public, law enforcement and attorneys in the Seventh District. The citizens of Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties will be well-served and should have every confidence that justice will be administered fairly by District Attorney Evans," said Gov. Perdue.
Judge Evans has served as a District Court Judge for the Seventh Judicial District since being appointed by Governor Jim Hunt in 1999. Evans grew up in Rocky Mount and graduated from the Rocky Mount public schools. He received his bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. From 1977 to 1999, he practiced law in Rocky Mount.
He is the former president of the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, which named him Citizen of the Year in 2007. He is active in his community and served on numerous boards, including the Board of Trustees at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Judge Evans’ first official day as District Attorney will be May 1, 2009.