CASPER, Wyo. — Police say that a Casper man was arrested during the evening hours of November 20, 2019 after it was alleged he entered into a residence, and was found in possession of items taken from the home.
Casper Police say that Evan Thomas Kerr, born in 1987, was arrested and recommended for charges including Burglary, Interference, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana.
An affidavit filed by Casper PD says that officers responded to a private residence in Casper for a reported burglary. A resident of the home stated they could hear someone in his residence. The reporting party said that they yelled and heard a male voice respond “oh yeah, sorry” before hearing a door close.
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Upon officers arrival, they observed an exterior door in the back of the residence open, with snow tracked inside, as well as footwear impressions leading away from the home.
Officers followed the footprints through “several backyards” and into an alleyway, where they located a male, later identified as Kerr, in between two fence lines; according to the affidavit.
Kerr is reported to have initially given officers false identifying information, giving different birthdays, and three separate social security numbers that officers say did not belong to the suspect.
The suspect was eventually identified by police as Kerr.
During the investigation, officers say that Kerr claimed to have not entered the residence but only walked up to a backdoor that was already open, and called out. Kerr then claimed that he shut the door and walked away, when he heard a response from inside. Kerr further claimed that individuals inside the home had shot at him. The affidavit says, however, that Kerr could not articulate why he thought that shots had been fired.
Police describe Kerr as exhibiting physical symptoms of controlled substance use during their contact. After a search of his person, officers report in the affidavit that Kerr was found to “have on a black dress and pink bra with pink underwear under his outer layer of clothing.”
The items of clothing were identified as belonging to the residents of the home, as well as other garments that were found in a backpack that was found with Kerr. Kerr denied ownership of the bag, saying that he was borrowing it from another person.
A subsequent search of items believed to belong to Kerr yielded a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue and a glass pipe containing suspected marijuana residue.
The suspect was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.
All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.