Man sentenced after charging police with knife

Hakeem Evans (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Hakeem Evans (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man gets a five year sentence after charging at police with a knife last year.

Prosecutors said Hakeem Evans, 20, pleaded guilty to intimidation while armed with a deadly weapon. They said in December 2013, two officers reported to the scene of a fight on Alabama Street in Lafayette. Police told Evans to drop the knife, but had to use a stun gun on Evans after he went after an officer wielding the knife.

A witness told police the incident started after Evans had a disagreement with his girlfriend.

Evans will spend two years behind bars and three years on probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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