Investigation Into Unsolved 2018 Murder Leads To Embezzlement Charges

FREMONT – A homicide investigation from 2018 has led to embezzlement charges for an employee of the victim. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Floyd Anthony “Andy” Evans was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in a garage located on property he owned in Fremont.

Mr. Evans was a former mayor of Fremont in the 1990s. He has previously served in leadership positions at Wayne Community College, Wayne County Young Farmers, and the NC Jaycees.

While conducting the investigation into the shooting death of Evans, authorities said they developed information of suspected embezzlement of money associated with his farming operation. As a result, a separate investigation associated with the reported embezzlement of funds from Evans farming operation was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).

As a result of the embezzlement investigation, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Elizabeth Raper Fleming, a former office manager of Mr. Evans’ farming operation, was arrested. Fleming, 53, was charged with felony embezzlement in excess of $100,000; four counts of felony embezzlement; and one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses.

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After going before a magistrate, Fleming was issued a $175,000 secured bond and booked at the Wayne County Detention Center.

Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI continue to actively follow leads associated with Andy Evans death and ask that anyone with information to please contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-705-1862 or the Goldsboro Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or by text to 919-222-4230.

There is a reward being offered by private donations in the amount of $35,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of Andy Evans. In addition, a Governor’s Reward of $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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