Raleigh police charge man in stabbing death

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comJuly 8, 2014 

— Police charged a 52-year-old man with stabbing another man to death Monday evening at an apartment in West Raleigh.

Police say Michael Ray Evans killed Jermaine Johnson, who was found outside Evan’s apartment at 1323-C Kent Road about 8:15 p.m. Monday. Johnson, 30, was declared dead at the scene, said police spokesman Jim Sughrue.

Police have not said what led to the stabbing. Evans was charged with first-degree murder.

Prior to Monday, Evans had a relatively minor criminal history in Wake County. Dating back to 2009, he had been convicted of begging on the streets each year except for 2012, court records show.

In 2011, he was convicted of assault on a female and spent 11 days in jail. Evans was also convicted in 2012 of driving while impaired and convicted later that year of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was scheduled to appear in court on June 6 for failing to appear for an earlier court date after police charged him again with begging in the streets, court records show.

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