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Posted on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 10:47 a.m.

Deputies: Man wanted for setting girlfriend's car on fire last month

By Kyle Feldscher

Deputies suspect a 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township man set his girlfriend’s car on fire last month and are seeking information on his whereabouts.


Derrell Evans

Courtesy of WCSO

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Derrell Evans. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies believe Evans set his girlfriend’s Dodge Stratus on fire early on May 29 in the 40 block of Ohio Street.

Firefighters said the car was a total loss. It was valued at $4,000 and was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

The incident was immediately ruled suspicious and the sheriff’s office began investigating.

Evans may have suffered injuries related to the alleged arson. The 21-year-old has served prison time for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, which he pleaded no contest to in 2011, according to state records.

Evans also pleaded guilty to third-degree home invasion and assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer in 2010, records show.

Anyone with information on the fire or Evans’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711, Detective Craig Raisanen at 734-973-4924 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 9:33 p.m.


Bob Zuruncol

Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 8:31 p.m.

Derrell's an over-achiever, and a very busy guy.

Superior Twp voter

Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 4:11 p.m.

Gee, what a mature thing to do! Hope the Deps find him quickly and place him where he belongs - back in the pokey. 21 and quite the track record already.