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Man shot by Strongsville police officer following I-71 chase was released from jail last year

Posted at 4:47 PM, Mar 07, 2017

The man accused of leading multiple police agencies on a high-speed chase Tuesday that turned fatal was released from jail last year for an assault charge. 

Roy Evans, of Lorain, was fatally wounded by a Strongsville police officer following a chase on Interstate 71 in a minivan, authorities have said. 
 
 
Details surrounding the shooting and the chase are limited. The identities of the police officer and the four other people who were inside the minivan with Evans have also not been released.
Court records in Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties list a bevy of charges for Evans, 36, dating back to at least 1999.
 
The most recent charges stemmed from 2014. He was ordered to spend two years in jail and three years of supervised release for a felonious assault charge. Evans was released September 28, 2016. 
 
But court documents show Evans have faced a laundry list of charges —  assault, obstruction, receiving stolen property, theft and criminal damaging. 
 
Tuesday's chase is being investigated by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.