Submitted by Del Norte County District Attorney’s office – June 16, 2016 –
The Del Norte District Attorney’s Office announced that Krystal Starr Evans (35) of Crescent City was sentenced this afternoon by the Honorable William H. Follett to serve nine years, four months in state prison for conspiracy to commit theft and possessing methamphetamine in jail. Evans has a prior strike conviction for a residential burglary and will have to serve 80% of her sentence before being eligible for parole under current law, although that could be reduced significantly if Governor Brown’s initiative is adopted by the voters in November. Evans has previously served two separate state prison sentences and last paroled in 2014.
In March of this year, a jury found Krystal Evans guilty of the conspiracy charge. The conspiracy involved her and Ronnie Meyer, Sr. conspiring to exchange $600 in counterfeit money for real money and goods at Wayside Market on September 30, 2015. Evans was an employee at Wayside Market at that time. After the guilty verdict, Evans was remanded into custody. A subsequent search at the Del Norte County Jail revealed that Evans was concealing methamphetamine on her person. Evans ultimately pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine in jail. Ronnie Meyer, Sr. was sentenced to eight years in state prison on May 2, 2016. Evans received a greater sentenced than Meyer, Sr. due to her additional drug charge.
These cases were investigated by District Attorney Investigator Justin Gill and Del Norte Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rachel Reeves. Deputy District Attorney Todd Zocchi handled the prosecution.