ROCKINGHAM — A man with a number of pending charges spent his 24th birthday in jail after allegedly being caught with meth.
A deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office had an order for arrest for Tryon Campbell Evans, who records show failed to show up in court, according to a warrant.
Evans allegedly gave the arresting officer the false name of “Chris McCall.”
Another warrant shows the deputy also found an unspecified amount of methamphetamine in Evans’ possession.
Evans was arrested Friday and charged with a felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $500 secured bond on the resisting charge and a $15,000 secured bond on the meth charge.
Jail records show Evans is also being held on a combined $12,500 secured bond for four counts of failure to appear in Richmond County and a $10,000 secured bond for failing to appear in Montgomery County.
Online court records show Evans already has pending criminal charges: two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of stolen goods or property; and resisting a public officer.
Evans also has multiple traffic infractions including: three counts each of driving with no operator’s license and giving fictitious information to an officer and two counts of operating a vehicle with no insurance and two counts of having an expired registration card or tag (one of each of those charges is from Montgomery County); speeding; and driving with a revoked license.
He is scheduled to appear in Richmond County courtrooms on Sept. 5, 10 and 12 and has Montgomery County appearance Oct. 15.
Evans has no prior convictions in the state, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.