Homestead fugitive apprehended in Munhall
A Homestead man wanted on drug and weapons charges was apprehended in Munhall on Tuesday afternoon.
Police had been searching for Evan Hughes Sr., 49, since Aug. 8 around 8:30 p.m. when Homestead police responded to a call for a disturbance at a house along the 100 block of W. Sixteenth Avenue.
Police said the situation was a domestic incident because a woman at the house showed signs of being struck in the face with a brick.
Officers received consent to search the home and located ammunition, illegal steroids, a rifle case containing a 12-gauge shotgun with six live rounds, and plastic bags containing suspected cocaine.
Police searched the yard and discovered a brown rifle and a silver pistol.
Officers obtained a warrant for Hughes' arrest on charges of aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of controlled substances and three counts of persons not to possess firearms.
Police said Hughes has a criminal history, including convictions on drug and assault charges, making it illegal for him to have firearms.
Hughes was taken to the Munhall police station and later to Allegheny County Jail.
Homestead police searched for Hughes with the assistance of multiple other departments on Aug. 20.
Police surrounded a home in the 100 block of E. Sixteenth Avenue after searching a home along W. Sixteenth Avenue earlier that day.
Officers from Munhall, West Homestead, Allegheny County and Allegheny County Housing Authority responded.
Police went to those locations after receiving tips about Hughes' whereabouts, Homestead police Chief Jeff DeSimone reported at the time.
Online court documents indicate Hughes was wanted by West Mifflin police on charges of terroristic threats, stalking and harassment filed on Aug. 20, and on a separate warrant on charges of criminal mischief filed the same day.
He was wanted by Swissvale police for simple assault and harassment charges filed on Sunday.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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