UPDATE: Dorchester Co. principal charged with assault

Vaughn EvansPhoto Courtesy: ndms.dcpsmd.net

A school administrator in Dorchester County, has been suspended after getting arrested over the weekend.

According to court documents obtained by 47 ABC, Hurlock Police were called to Vaughn Evans’ house on Martin Drive on Sunday. When they arrived, they reported found his wife who told them Evans had locked her in a bathroom. The wife was apparently able to leave the bathroom and authorities were called.

Authorities say they were told that Evans had locked himself in a bedroom with a gun. After trying to contact him multiple times, authorities say they called in a swat team. However, Evans eventually turned up downstairs. He apparently told authorities he was taking a bath, and couldn’t hear them calling him.

Evans was arrested and charged with second degree assault and false imprisonment.

According to the Dorchester County Detention Center, Evans was released after posting $15,000 bond.

Evans is the school principal at North Dorchester Middle School.

Dr. Henry Wagner, the Superintendent of Dorchester County Schools, says Evans has been suspended with pay pending the investigation. Wagner tells 47 ABC a notice will be sent out to parents today regarding the situation. The letter reportedly states that Evans will be out of the building until further notice.

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