Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Extortion Attempt involving Mt. Olive Family

A local Youth minister and his wife were arrested after collecting cash for an alleged extortion attempt.

About a week ago, a Mount Olive family received, a letter with detailed instructions, a pouch, and death threats. The unidentified family were instructed not to contact police and to place $20,000 in cash at a specified location in Schooley's Mountain Park in Washington Township. If not, the letter threatened that they and/or their child would be killed.

David Evans, a director of youth ministry at Long Valley Presbyterian Church, and his wife Faith Evans, were arrested Friday in Schooley's Mountain Park after picking up $20,000 cash from a designated drop site. The couple had their two young sons with them.

For more information on this horrifying story please read the following...
NJ.com, Star-Ledger report
Daily Record

My heart goes out to the family involved in this terrifying event. As I watch the world go by from my porch, I beg each and everyone of you to watch out for your neighbors overall well-being.

Mount Olive Township Police Department Anonymous Tip Form

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