Former Moore County school resource officer charged in multiple sex offenses with student

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Joshua Matthew Evans
Joshua Matthew Evans

CARTHAGE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced Monday evening that Joshua Matthew Evans, a former Moore County school resource officer, has been arrested in connection with multiple sex offenses involving a 16-year-old female student.

Deputies arrested Evans, in the 800 block of Colonial Avenue in Aberdeen on Monday. Evans, 35, was charged with: five counts of a felony sex act with a student, two counts of felony crimes against nature, one count of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of misdemeanor assault on a female.

Moore County Schools confirmed to ABC11 that Evans was a school resource officer assigned to Pinecrest High School.

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He resigned Monday before being arrested.

Evans had been on administrative leave since Feb. 8.

He is being held in the Moore County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

Evans has a March 14 District Court date.

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