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Derrick Evans biography: 13 things about West Virginia politician

Derrick Evans

Derrick Evans

Derrick Evans is a white man from Prichard, West Virginia, United States. He is a father of two and a politician.

In 2016, Evans joined Republican Party. He was previously a Libertarian then a Democrat.

Evans is also a former football player and coach. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. From 2003 to 2004, he attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. (a)
  2. From June 2004 to January 2007, he was a performer at Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. He started off as a door tech and worked his way into the position of a live performer. He did road wagons, danced and spit fire out of his mouth in the show. He also worked on stage props, wardrobe and upkeep of the arena and helped take care of multiple types of animals including horses, buffaloes, ostriches, camels, chickens and doves. (a)
  3. From 2007 to 2013, he attended West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. In 2009, while attending the university, he was a West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Championship Football Team captain. (a)
  4. From October 2011 to April 2012, he was an Arena Football League defensive back in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. From August 2012 to January 2017, he was defensive backs coach at Tolsia High School in Fort Gay, West Virginia. He was also an offensive coordinator in the school from August 2015 to January 2017. (a)
  5. From August 2013 to January 2017, he was a teacher and a coach at the Wayne County Board of Education in Wayne County, West Virginia. (a)
  6. From January 2017 to August 2017, he was an offensive quality control and assistant quarterbacks coach at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. (a)
  7. He is the owner of Evans REI, a real estate company launched in May 2017. (a)
  8. From January 2018 to May 2018, he was a tight ends coach at West Virginia State University. (a)
  9. In November 2020, he was elected to represent Wayne County. On December 1, 2020, he assumed office as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from the 19th district. He was given the oath of office at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia on December 14, 2020. His term will end on November 30, 2022. (a)
  10. On January 6, 2021, he was one of the Donald Trump supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He filmed himself during the event and shouted, “We’re in! We’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!” (b)
  11. On January 8, 2021, he was arrested at his house in Wayne County. (c) He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol Grounds. (d)
  12. He was 35 years old when he was taken into custody on January 8, 2021. (d)
  13. On January 9, 2021, he resigned as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. (e)

SOURCES:

a. his LinkedIn account

b. complaint with arrest warrant filed by U.S. Capitol Police special agent David J. Dimarco and assigned to Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 8, 2021

c. KY3

d. U.S. Department of Justice

e. West Virginia MetroNews 

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