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Case Update: Suspect Charged With Tampering With Evidence In Deltona Homicide

Date Added: August 24, 2021 4:12 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


The last person seen with homicide victim Marvin Keith Evans III has been arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence after his vehicle was found fully engulfed in flames in Kissimmee following the April 24 murder in Deltona.

Wilbert Anthony McFadden Jr., 24 (DOB 4/6/1997), of Sanford, is also charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and battery in a separate incident at a Deltona gas station on Aug. 10.

The investigation into the Evans homicide remains active and ongoing, and additional charges are possible.

Detectives have been looking for McFadden since April. The investigation indicates he was with Evans on the night of his murder and set his vehicle on fire in the days after.

As the homicide investigation continued, on Aug. 10, deputies responded to a report of a man forcing a woman into a car at gunpoint at a Marathon gas station at 2840 Doyle Road, Deltona. Deputies learned the male suspect was McFadden, and the female victim was an ex-girlfriend. She was eventually able to escape without injuries when McFadden went into an apartment complex in Sanford.

McFadden stayed on the run until early this morning (Tuesday), when around 1:30 a.m., Lake Helen police found him injured after he crashed his car in the area of Kicklighter Road and Summit Avenue. He was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach for treatment of his injuries and later booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond.

The original April 25 news release is below.


Laura Williams
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


Deputies Alerted After Man, 23, Was Located Fatally Shot

Sheriff’s detectives spent Sunday investigating a homicide after a man was found shot to death near the roadway of a wooded residential lot in the 2200 block of Matthew Circle, Deltona.

Deputies were called to the scene after the body was discovered about 6:20 a.m. Sunday. Detectives have identified the victim as Marvin Keith Evans III, 23 (DOB 09/27/1997) of Sanford.

Anyone with information about this homicide is urged to call the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit at (386) 254-1537. Or contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1 (888) 277-8477 or via the P3 app and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

This is an active criminal investigation. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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