Fargo Man Convicted by Jury of Armed Bank Robbery and Carjacking
United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the conviction of MALCOLM ROY EVANS, 52, for armed bank robbery, carjacking, attempted carjacking, and forcing another to accompany while fleeing from the scene. On January 22, 2015, EVANS was indicted for these offenses and, following a four-day trial, a jury found EVANS guilty on June 18, 2015, of all counts of the indictment.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Hollenhorst said: “Through the hard work of law enforcement and the full cooperation of the victims of these crimes, a violent criminal was brought to justice. The streets of the Fargo-Moorhead area are much safer as a result.”
As proven at trial, on December 29, 2014, EVANS entered a Wells Fargo bank in Moorhead, Minn., and threatened to shoot the teller with a sawed-off shotgun if she didn’t give him money from the bank’s till. EVANS left the bank with approximately $10,100 and attempted to carjack at gunpoint a woman and her college-age daughter who were driving a Volkswagen minivan, but the two victims ran from the minivan and took the keys with them. The defendant fled on foot for approximately two blocks before he got into a Ford F-150 parked nearby, pointed the sawed-off shotgun at a third victim’s head, and ordered him to “drive to the interstate.” At EVANS’ direction, the victim got out of the truck at the West Acres Mall in Fargo, N.D. EVANS abandoned the truck in a parking lot several blocks away and took a bus from the West Acres Mall to a nearby motel.
As proven at trial, on December 30, 2014, law enforcement arrested EVANS at the motel where they found more than $2,500 in cash, a sawed-off shotgun, shotgun shells, and some of the clothing EVANS was seen wearing in the Wells Fargo bank surveillance video.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Moorhead Police Department, and the Fargo Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas M. Hollenhorst and Bradley M. Endicott are prosecuting the case.
MALCOLM ROY EVANS, 52
- Armed Bank Robbery, one count
- Carjacking, one count
- Attempted Carjacking, one count
- Forcing a Person to Accompany the Defendant While Avoiding and Attempting to Avoid Apprehension, one count