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Suspect in Kenosha County home invasion charged, bail set at $1 million

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 52-year-old man was charged in connection to a home invasion that left an elderly couple in the hospital.

Daniel Evans is facing 23 charges for three separate incidents including armed robbery and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Kenosha County Sherrif's Office tracked Evans through the victim's cellphones. Evans led deputies on a chase on Friday and arrested him. 

According to the criminal complaint, Evans admitted he broke into the elderly couple's home, beat them and shot the husband. He said he demanded money and drugs. He then left with the victim's wallet, cellphones and a basket of their Halloween candy. 

When deputies searched Evans' home, they found the basket of candy as well as the wallet of another victim. 

A Kenosha woman told investigators someone broke into her home in September and took her purse and her car out of her garage.

Another man in the Village of Pleasant also noticed someone broke into his home and stole his gun. Evans' admitted to deputies he stole the gun and later sold it for money. 

Evans' has a lengthy criminal history and spent more than 20 years behind bars. In 2004, he was convicted of Aggravated Battery of an Individual Over 60 Years and Home Invasion in Illinois. 

"The nature of the offense to the victims shocks the conscious. It frightens in a profound way that when you are home in the middle of the night and your home is invaded by an armed gunman who then fires shots at you attempt to navigate that armed robbery and survive that experience," said Mike Graveley, Kenosha District Attorney.

Evans' bail was set at $1 million and he will be back in court for his preliminary hearing on November 13th. 

Charges include:

2 counts - attempt first-degree intentional homicide

5 counts - aggravated battery

2 counts - armed burglary

2 counts - felony intimidation of a victim

1 count - possession of a firearm

1 count - attempting to flee or elude traffic

2 count - operating a motor vehicle without consent

4 counts - first degree recklessly endangering safety

1 count - resisting officer

1 count - theft

1 count - burglary


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