Cooper Names DA Robert Evans as GCC Chairman

The Watch Dog response: Congrats Mr. DA a well deserved appointment.


Mar 2, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper today named District Attorney Robert A. Evans of the Seventh Judicial District as the new chairman of the Governor’s Crime Commission.

“District Attorney Evans will bring deep knowledge of the justice system and law enforcement along with even-handed judgment to guide the 44 members of the Crime Commission,” Cooper said. “I’m grateful that D.A. Evans is willing to take on this challenging and crucial role on behalf of our state.”

Evans has been the district attorney for Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties since 2009.  He served as a District Court judge from 1999 to 2008.  Prior to that time, he maintained a general law practice in Rocky Mount that focused on trial and appellate work.

Evans graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1970.  He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. (Read more)


Rocky Mount NC – Evans’ speech hurts educators, court employees

Again Jeff Herrin editor tickles the hell out of me with his opinion. It is funny as hell to think that someone like him do not feel that the new D.A. Evans is qualified to make such a statement per the newspaper. This man has been on both sides serving as an attorney, judge, school baord member and now district attorney.

Thank you Mr. D.A. for speaking truth to power. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

In one of his first public appearances since being appointed district attorney, Robert Evans unfairly undermined the efforts of hundreds of teachers and employees in the very judicial system he has faithfully served as judge and now serves as lead prosecutor. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Rocky Mount NC – District Attorney delivers strong message to Juneteenth audience

It appears our recently appointed D.A. Robert A. Evans gets it. Now that’s what I am talking about speaking truth to power. I have witnessed first hand incidents within the Edgecombe County Public Schools where our children have been under attack. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

“Our babies are still under attack from this system,” he said. “They are under attack by the school system. They are under attack by the court system. And whether somebody wants to acknowledge it or not, they are under attack and almost to the point where we are eliminating entire generations, particularly of young black men.”

Evans urged parents to challenge “discriminatory practices in our schools.” He said children are ending up having criminal records for foolish acts that used to be punished by spankings. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Philadelphia – Williams earns Democratic nomination for Philadelphia DA, would be city’s 1st black DA

Williams wins DA race, looks ahead to November

In a decisive victory that his supporters heralded as "historic," R. Seth Williams won the Democratic primary for Philadelphia District Attorney last night taking more than 41 percent of the votes in five-man field.

"I’ve been running and walking for district attorney for about five years," Williams said in his victory speech to joyous supporters at a West Philadelphia function hall. "My feet are tired, but my soul, my soul is rested, because together, we will work to make the system better." (Philadelphia Daily News)

Primary Endorsements

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s primary election will mark the first step toward choosing a district attorney, city controller, and 11 judges for Philadelphia, along with judges on three suburban benches and three statewide appeals courts.

Given the city’s decidedly Democratic tilt, winners in that party’s primary will become favorites to win in the fall, while the county and statewide contests will set up the Nov. 3 judicial face-offs. (Philadelphia Enquirer)

Seth Williams hopes to improve on his 05’ D.A. effort

IN A CANDID moment in Mount Airy several weeks ago, Seth Williams flashed some of the self-confidence that has driven his campaign for district attorney for the last six years.

"Having been there [in the D.A.’s office] for 10 1/2 years, I knew, or I thought, that I could do a better job than the boss," Williams told 40 people at the Lutheran Seminary, on Germantown Avenue. (Philadelphia Daily News)

Rocky Mount NC – DA Robert Evans 1st Black District Attorney East of Raleigh Since Reconstruction Interview On Local Talk Show

DA Robert Evans a former Judge was the guest on Express Yourself Weekly Radio Talk Show FM 92.1 on today. He was interviewed by co-hosts Tony Stephens and Reuben Blackwell.

DA Evans was very impressive and I love the way he expressed himself by giving some very valuable information on what his intentions are as he move forward. If he does what he says he will do I am confident that Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson Counties will see some major changes within the D.A. Office.

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AudioDA Robert Evans Former Judge Recently Appointed By Governor Beverly Perdue As The 1st Black District Attorney In The 7th Judicial District East of Raleigh

Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

Rocky Mount NC – Evans is a good pick for D.A.

The Seventh Judicial District, which covers Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe counties, has a new district attorney, District Court Judge Robert A. Evans.
Evans, who was appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to the post earlier this week, will become the first African-American district attorney east of Interstate 95 in the state’s history and just the second black district attorney currently serving in the state. (Wilson Times)

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Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

Rocky Mount NC – Evans sworn in as new D.A.

More than 100 people filled the Rocky Mount Judicial Center on Friday to congratulate Robert A. Evans as he became the first black district attorney ever sworn into office in Eastern North Carolina.

Evans, a former district court judge appointed this week by Gov. Bev Perdue to replace retiring District Attorney Howard Boney, became the second black lead prosecutor in the state. As head of the Seventh Prosecutorial District, Evans will oversee cases in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties. (Rocky Mount Telegram)