Pastor’s Wife and Accomplice Arrested in Ada Murder Case
Mike Seals - March 26, 2021 11:27 am
ADA, Okla. – Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) have arrested the wife of Pastor David Evans in connection with his murder. Kristie Dawnell Evans (47) was taken into custody on March 25, 2021, after confessing her role in her husband’s murder to agents. Last night, agents also arrested 26-year-old Kahlil Deamie Square in connection with David Evans’ murder. Kristie Evans is being held in the Pontotoc County Jail and Square is in the Cleveland County Jail.
The investigation began on March 22, 2021 when the Ada Police Department requested OSBI assistance with a homicide. Just after 1 a.m., Kristie Evans placed a 9-1-1 call stating an intruder had entered her home at 1420 Northcrest Drive and shot her husband. When officers arrived at the residence, they found 50-year-old Pastor David Evans with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene. The Ada Police Department requested a full investigation by the OSBI.
Based on evidence collected and interviews conducted, Kristie and Square were identified as suspects in David’s murder. Yesterday morning, Kristie met agents at the Ada Police Department where she confessed and was immediately placed into custody. Law enforcement was able to locate Square at a residence on South Harrah Road in Newalla, Okla., Cleveland County. Just after 11 p.m., Square was taken into custody without incident.
“This investigation was truly a team effort,” said Ricky Adams, Director of the OSBI. “OSBI agents from across the state worked tirelessly on this investigation for days. With the help of OSBI intelligence analysts and multiple law enforcement agencies, the suspects responsible for Evans’ murder are in custody. Our team will always follow the evidence and find the truth.”
The OSBI would like to acknowledge and thank the following law enforcement agencies for their assistance with this investigation: the Ada Police Department, District 2 Task Force, Lighthorse Police Department, Norman Police Department and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office.