On December 8th, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the injury of two persons. The individuals were both treated and released from the hospital. The investigation reportedly revealed that one individual was attacked and assaulted by 35-year-old Donald R. Evans of Pikeville. Evans allegedly used a metal object during the attacks, and the victim’s actions during the assault were apparently in self-defense. Evans sustained a minor gunshot wound during the altercation. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office now says Evans has been arrested and charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Evans was held under a $150,000 secured bond.