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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Couple arrested in Evans assault
Two North Carolina residents have been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery and assault incident on November 26 in Cocke County. Chad Stebbins, 30, Hot Springs, and Melissa Mae Hill, 34, Mars Hill, are charged with Aggravated Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. Joah Evans, Arden, North Carolina told Cocke County Deputy Ethan Keys that he went to a residence on Pond Curve Way, Newport, to get a tattoo. Evans had with him marijuana which he said he planned to use to pay for the tattoo. But as Evans arrived at the residence and turned off his headlights, , he was approached by two individuals who he said pulled him from the auto, held a gun to his head and then demanded cash and drugs. The victim says the robbers took $360 in cash, the marijuana, his iPhone, his boots and jacket. In addition, a GPS device and the car keys were taken from the vehicle owned by his mother, Susan Evans. A tire also was cut down. Evans reported that he was beaten by the robbers who threatened to tie him up and leave him there. The victim who sustained a swollen eye and fractures to his face and nose, walked to a neighboring home to report the incident. He called his mother, and the resident contacted authorities. Stebbins and Hill were taken into custody on Wednesday and jailed in Cocke County.

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