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Jury finds Diaz Evans danger to public safety, sentencing scheduled for May 5


WILLMAR -- Leroy Diaz Evans is a danger to public safety, according to the Kandiyohi County jury that found the 26-year-old Willmar man guilty of eight of the nine felony charges against him.

The jury returned the guilty verdicts Monday evening, but acquitted Diaz Evans of the most serious charge, first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer, for firing multiple shots at a Willmar police officer Sept. 15.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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