Crime

Key West fugitive wanted for attempted murder nabbed in Miami

A 50-year-old man arrested Wednesday for attempted murder in connection with a Key West attack remained at the Miami-Dade County jail Friday with no bond allowed.



Kevin Ray Jones will be brought to the Keys to face trial once extradition paperwork is complete.



Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said federal agents with the U.S. Marshals Service's Fugitive Task Force arrested Jones on the mainland after working with Key West police to find him.



Crean said that on Nov. 16, the victim, 31-year-old Stephanie Evans, accepted a ride home from Jones when she was at the Green Parrot bar downtown because it was raining.



During the ride, Jones reportedly punched her in the face, momentarily knocking her

unconscious. When she came to, the suspect grabbed her purse and shoved her out of his truck. He then ran over her and fled the scene.



Evans suffered a crushed spine and was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center. She was left paralyzed from the waist down.



Detectives fingered Jones in part using surveillance video from a nearby hotel, and witnesses. They found his truck and identified him as the owner.

Jones is charged with attempted murder and robbery.

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