Owensboro man pleads guilty to 2019 murder, receives 35-year prison sentence

May 4, 2021 | 12:13 am

Updated May 3, 2021 | 10:09 pm


Brian Scott Bailey, the 52-year-old Owensboro man charged with the 2019 kidnapping and murder of Eugene Evans in his home, has taken a plea agreement in exchange for a 35-year prison sentence. 

According to Daviess County Commonwealth Attorney Bruce Kuegel, Bailey will have to serve 20 years of sentence before ever being seen by a parole board. 

The incident occurred on Sept. 11, 2019, in the 2600 block of West Victory Court. According to the Owensboro Police Department, Bailey was charged at the time with first-degree assault and kidnapping after allegedly tying Evans up in his own home and beating him unconscious with his fists and a typewriter. 


OPD said Evans, 76, was found unconscious and bleeding at the scene. He was rushed to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and was in critical condition before dying from his wounds eight days later. 

Bailey was shot during the incident, though there are no documents available that describe how the shooting occurred. The defendant was treated for the injury at OHRH and released the same day. He has been incarcerated at the Daviess County Detention Center since the day of the incident.

Bailey will appear in Daviess County District Court on May 25 for a sentence hearing. 

May 4, 2021 | 12:13 am

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