Arrest Report: Las Vegas man arrested for killing girlfriend
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend.
Last Thursday, around 9:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to 3440 North Las Vegas Boulevard in reference to a female who was reportedly bleeding from the head inside her motor home.
When officers arrived, they found Jennifer Evanson bleeding from apparent trauma to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives learned Evanson lived in the home with her boyfriend, Dana Baker, and the two were heard arguing the previous night.
Baker was not present on the scene and could not be immediately located.
Evanson's death was ruled a homicide following an autopsy.
The next day, Baker was located by a homicide detective in a tent in the desert area. The detective noticed apparent blood on Baker's shorts and socks. Also in the tent were bloody tennis shoes.
He was transported to Metro's homicide office and said he began dating Evanson in June and moved into her motor home a short time later.
He said the two been arguing recently about Evanson sleeping with other men during their relationship.
During an argument the night before she was found dead, Baker said he pulled Evanson out of the bed by her hair. He said she hit her head and was bleeding on the floor. She apparently continued to say things to upset Baker.
Baker said he was upset over the comments about sleeping with other men, so he grabbed a heavy glass beer mug from the sink area and began hitting her in the head. He said he hit her 7-8 times.
He said Evanson told him to leave her alone and he left her lying on the floor for approximately two hours before she asked him to call 911.
He said he called 911, grabbed some belongings and fled because he was scared. He said he did not intend to kill her, just scare her.
Baker was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked for murder with a deadly weapon.