Where is Thomas Lawton Evans?

Where is Thomas Lawton Evans?
Thomas Evans has a hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Meridian, Mississippi is only 10 hours away from Charleston.

Thomas Lawton Evans was taken into custody there by US Marshals two weeks ago and to the best of our knowledge still hasn't arrived in Charleston to answer to federal kidnapping charges.

On Feb. 13, investigators say Evans forced a mother into her Johns Island home at knifepoint and severely attacked her.

He's accused of then taking her 4-year old daughter and disappearing.

The next day, Alabama police noticed the child and Evans.

The officer was able to get the child, before Evans allegedly took off. He was arrested several hours later in Mississippi.

US Marshals took Evans into custody on Feb. 20, however the Marshals service says they can't comment on his whereabouts for security reasons.

They will only confirm that he is in their custody.

An official with the Marshal's office out of Washington, DC said that it's not unusual for prisoner transports to "take awhile" and that they often pick up other prisoners along the way.

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