Though her husband is jailed for allegedly shooting and stabbing her last month, a London woman has filed to amend the emergency protection order against him.
Ellalynn Nicole Eversole, 23, filed an EPO against Denver Ray Eversole March 5, nearly a week after sheriff’s deputies found her in her home wrapped in blankets and bleeding from knife and gunshot wounds. Three days later, she has requested to amend that order, though it is not clear whether she is asking for it to be dropped.
A family court judge will review the EPO motion March 15.
Regardless of what happens with the domestic case, Denver Eversole still faces an attempted murder charge and assault charges stemming from the event.
“The criminal charges still stand, regardless of what happens with the domestic case,” Assistant County Attorney J.L. Albright said.
Ella Eversole also filed an emergency protective order against a man named Frank Brummett, claiming he stabbed her.
“On the 26th of February Frank came to my house and out to my building and stabbed my left shoulder,” the petition reads. “He does have two pistols and (was) showing them off saying he was going to kill me.”
Family Court Judge Durenda Lundy Lawson denied Ella Eversole’s EPO motion March 9 because it did not meet the relationship requirement.
An EPO can be filed against an immediate family member or someone living in the same residence. Brummett is reportedly Denver Eversole’s nephew, who resides elsewhere and is not an immediate family member to Ella Eversole.
Denver Eversole is charged with two counts of second-degree assault and attempted murder for allegedly shooting and stabbing his wife on Feb. 26. Eversole’s second-degree assault charges could be upgraded to first-degree when medical records are filed. The records must show proof of serious physical injury in order for the charges to be upgraded.
According to the incident citation, “the subject was involved in a physical confrontation with his wife Ella Eversole over hearing that she was having an affair with his nephew.”
Denver Eversole “then pulled out a 38 pistol and shot the victim in the left leg. After the subject shot the female in the leg, he then pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the victim in the back in the left shoulder area.”
An anonymous 911 call two days after the incident alerted sheriff’s deputies that Ella Eversole may have been shot. Deputies went to the couple’s O’Johnson Road address to do a welfare check, where they found Ella Eversole in her bed, wrapped in blankets and bleeding from her wounds.
During Denver Eversole’s preliminary hearing, Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Tommy Johnston testified that Ella Eversole attributed the domestic dispute to Brummett, Denver’s nephew. Denver Eversole told police his wife had shot herself and he was not aware of any stabbing. Johnston said Brummett was in the garage at the Eversole residence when police arrived Feb. 28 to investigate the 911 call.
Special District Judge James Bowling ruled that probable cause exists and ordered Denver Eversole to appear before a Laurel County Grand Jury March 19.
Staff writer Nita Johnson can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.