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WEB UPDATE: Wanted man says he was shot in argument over car

The man who was found at a Nevada City hotel Tuesday with several recent bullet wounds reportedly told authorities he was shot Saturday in a dispute over a car.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office investigators went to the hotel Tuesday morning to arrest Steven Evans, 42, on a warrant for failing to report to his parole officer.

They found him shot several times in the legs, according to the sheriff’s office. He was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for treatment.



According to the sheriff’s office, Evans said he had been shot Saturday after getting in an argument on Grizzly Hill Road in North San Juan. The other man, whose name was not released because he had not yet been found this morning, pulled out a handgun, but Evans did not think he would shoot, Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Powell said.

The shooter reportedly fled the scene, Powell said, and Evans then made his way to a hotel in Nevada City.




According to the sheriff’s office, investigators were tipped off about Evans’ location. He was wanted on a warrant for failing to report to his parole officer in Butte County for a year.

They found him with Shelbi Volgelsang, 27, who was also arrested on two warrants for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia and failing to appear in court.

Evans told authorities he did not go to a hospital because he knew he had a warrant, and that he had been using Oxycontin, a prescription pain killer similar to morphine.


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