Police announce arrests in Anthony murder

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Ketta Evans, David Stalk jailed without bond

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster man and woman are behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a Kershaw man late last month.


Ketta Tomaka Evans, 34, 715 St. Paul St., and David Jamarcus Stalk, 23, 415 E. Dunlap St., have each been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

Authorities say the two are responsible for the death of Kevisis Anthony, who was reportedly shot Jan. 26 in the area of St. Paul and Pleasant Hill Streets. Anthony, 32, died two days later from his injuries.

The murder charges were announced Monday afternoon, Feb. 11, in a Lancaster Police Department media release.

Police say Anthony was the intended target of a robbery.

“Evans and Stalk devised a place to rob Mr. Anthony after Evans informed Stalk that she knew him and believed he would have some money and other valuables in his possession,” the release said.

Police say Evans lured Anthony to her home under false pretenses, where Stalk tried to rob him with a handgun, the release said.

When Anthony tried to run, Stalk shot at him several times, striking him once in the back of the head. Stalk, who managed to run away from the area on foot, was the only person to call 911 report the shooting, the release said.

“Evans and her son took Mr. Anthony inside her residence and attempted to treat his wound,” the release said.

A short time later, Evans took Anthony in his own vehicle to Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room. He was later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said her department expresses its deepest sympathy to Anthony’s family. She also thanked the officers for the work leading to the arrest and the community for its assistance.

“Our dedication and resolution to bringing the persons responsible for this heinous crime to justice is demonstrated by the significant arrests that were made,” Howard said.

Stalk has also been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

He and Evans are jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center. Their bonds have been denied.


Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152