BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Orra Phillips Evans, Jr., 64, was arrested yesterday and charged with trespass after warning after allegedly causing a disturbance inside the McDonald’s on Archer Road after previously being trespassed.
A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a call at about 8:35 p.m. that Evans, who is homeless, was causing a disturbance inside the restaurant and yelling at customers. Evans was previously trespassed from the business on January 12, 2023, for one year. The officer made contact with Evans in the parking lot of the restaurant.
Evans has convictions in three cases since 2020: one case of trespassing and resisting arrest, one case of petit theft, and another case of trespassing. A sworn complaint was filed in October 2022 after Evans allegedly picked up and took a wallet that had been inadvertently left behind by a previous customer at the Circle K across the street from the McDonald’s; he was also charged with violating a trespass order at the Circle K. A warrant for his arrest was issued on January 6 after he failed to appear at a court hearing in the petit theft case. Bail on that warrant was set at $2,000; bail on yesterday’s arrest has still not been posted.
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