The mother of a baby killed in 2019 has now been indicted on two felonies related to the death.
Channing Raye Evans, 25, was indicted along with her boyfriend, Dylan Brian Green, on Oct. 5. While Green was charged with first-degree murder in the homicide of Evans’ daughter, Chloe Evans, who was just 10 months old when she was killed, Channing Evans was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse through willful act and/or negligent omission resulting in serious bodily injury.
While both charges are felonies, the penalties for Evans’ charges are nowhere near as harsh.
If convicted, Evans could face a minimum of about two years and a maximum of up to 8.5 years in prison.
On July 18, 2019, Haywood County paramedics responded to a cardiac arrest call in the Jonathan Creek area. They rushed Chloe to the hospital, but it wasn’t long before she passed away. Not long after, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office put out a news release stating that the death was determined to be a homicide.
The child abuse indictment explains how Channing Evans was allegedly negligent, noting that she did “leave Chloe Rebekah Rose Evans in the care and custody and under the supervision of Dylan Brian Green, knowing, and having reasonable grounds to believe that Dylan Brian Green was violent, aggressive, an unlawful drug abuser, and/or an unfit person to care for a child of that age. Leaving Chloe Rebekah Rose Evans in the care and custody and under the supervision of Dylan Brian Green was a willful act and grossly negligent omission in the care of the child showing a reckless disregard for human life on the art of the defendant, which resulted in serious bodily injury to Chloe Rebekah Rose Evans at the hands of Dylan Brian Green.”
“Such injuries included multiple blunt force injuries, broken bones, bruises, abrasions, internal bleeding, and the presence of isopropanol and/or methamphetamine in the child’s body. These injuries placed the child in substantial risk of death,” the indictment continues. “Defendant’s willful act and grossly negligent omission was in contravention of her affirmative legal duty to protect this child from physical assault, and she failed to take reasonable measures to comply with that duty.”
The reason Green was charged before Evans was simply that Green was already being held in the Haywood County Detention Center on $250,000 bond for a previous felony child abuse charge related to Chloe Evans’ death.
However, authorities were able to catch up with Channing Evans, who failed to appear for a probation violation hearing back in September, in Florida. Now that she has been arrested, extradition is pending.