Wife of Ada pastor among 2 arrested in pastor’s death

ADA, Okla. (AP) — The wife of a pastor in Ada and a man she was allegedly in a relationship with have been arrested in connection with the pastor’s fatal shooting, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Capt. Beth Green said Friday.

Kristie Dawnell Evans, 47, and Kahlil Deamie Square, 27, were arrested Thursday and jailed on murder warrants in the fatal shooting of David Evans, 50, the pastor of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Ada, Green said.

Court records do not show that formal charges have been filed and jail documents do not list an attorney for Evans or Square.

David Evans was found shot to death in his bed at the Evans’ home on March 22 after Kristie Evans called police and initially reported an intruder had shot her husband, according to Green.

Kristie Evans had asked Square to kill her husband because he was controlling and verbally abusive, according to an affidavit by OSBI investigator Justin Brown.