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19-year-old who punched roommate sentenced to jail

A 19-year-old guilty who punched his roommate in the face with force likely to produce great bodily injury was sentenced Thursday to seven months in jail.

Shane Michael Evans, who moved from the East Bay Area to South Shore to work at a resort last winter, was also ordered to serve three years probation and pay $897.44 in restitution.

Evans punched his 28-year-old roommate, a resident of South Lake Tahoe, after they got into an argument about closet space. The punch cut the man’s lip and punctured his eardrum. After the man was unconscious, Evans dragged him to the outside porch of the apartment and left him there.

“This young man has anger-control issues and some alcohol issues,” said Evans’ lawyer. “He does have remorse, but he did feel like he utilized self-defense.”

In June, Evans was arrested at a campsite in Yosemite National Park for being a minor under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two days in jail, 12 months probation and a $350 fine.

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