Two arrested in Lancaster armed robbery-turned-Homicide

Posted February 11, 2013 4:37 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Local News

Lancaster authorities say two arrests have been made in the death of a Kershaw man three weeks ago.

Police say that Ketta Evans, 34, and Jamarcus Stalk, 23 lured Kevisis Anthony, 32 to Evans’ home on Paul Street in Lancaster to rob him at gunpoint the night of January 26.

“Our investigation has revealed that Mr. Anthony was the intended target of a robbery,” said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. “Evans and Stalk devised a plan to rob Mr. Anthony after Evans informed Stalk that she knew him and believed he would have some money and other valuables in his possession. Evans lured Mr. Anthony to her residence under false pretenses, where upon his arrival Stalk attempted to rob him with a handgun.”

Police say Anthony tried to flee, and that was when Stalk shot Anthony in the back of the head

Evans then drove Anthony to Springs Memorial Hospital. Anthony was pronounced dead on January 28.

Stalk has been charged with Murder, Attempted Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime. Evans has been charged with Murder and Attempted Armed Robbery.

“A life has been taken due to senseless gun violence and the conspiracy to rob an individual,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard. “The Lancaster Police Department would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Anthony. Our dedication and resolution to bringing the persons responsible for this heinous crime to justice is demonstrated by the significant arrests that were made.”