Off-Duty Plumas Sheriff’s Deputy Escapes Death from Armed Home Invader


A Plumas Deputy survives an attempt on his life after a man with a gun enters the deputy’s home.

On Sunday evening around 9:30, the off-duty deputy arrived at his home in Quincy only to find himself face-to-face with an intruder. As he walked into his bathroom and turned on the light he found a loaded semi-automatic pistol pointed directly at him. Fortunately, when the offender pulled the trigger, the firearm did not go off, as a round was not in the chamber. The deputy’s quick evasive actions helped save his life, as he was able to use defensive tactics, subduing the suspect and dislodging the firearm.

The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Maxwell Evans, from San Jose, was handcuffed, and the deputy called the Sheriff’s office for backup.

Evans was arrested on Burguraly charges and attempted homicide with a bail set at 500,000 dollars.