The teenager who allegedly ran over and killed two pedestrians in Goddard last summer was charged Tuesday with two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.
Myles Evans, 19, is out of jail on his “own recognizance,” meaning that he promises to show up for scheduled court dates and avoid illegal activity in the meantime. If he violates those terms, he will have a $50,000 bond, according to court documents.
A criminal complaint alleges that Evans was driving under the influence when he struck Paul LaBrue, 72, and David Bell, 70, in their residential neighborhood around 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21.
The two men were pronounced dead as a result of multiple blunt-force injuries later that day, according to court documents.
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LaBrue’s 2-year-old Chihuahua, Sugar, was also killed in the crash.
John Rapp, who is representing Evans in the case, said Tuesday that he had no formal comment, “other than to say our sympathies go out to the families of the deceased.”
Aaron Breitenbach, the chief attorney for the District Attorney’s Office’s traffic division, is prosecuting the case.
LaBrue and Bell were about two blocks from their homes when they were killed.
Their families have said the two were “closer than brothers.”
Evans is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 8.