Matt Evans got an arrest at his home in Sampaloc, Manila, last Friday, July 31, 2020.
To recall, Matthew Nicolas Evans, 24, who rose to fame through his Filipino teleseryes Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Tanging Yaman, and Rosalka on ABS-CBN TV Channel, was reportedly arguing with his girlfriend, which allegedly ended with domestic v1olence.
Jhonelleen was reported to have fallen off the stairs during the argument. This prompted her brother Yanni Hickins to intervene. Hickins also accused Matt of kicking him.
In a statement, Evans’ legal counsel said there was indeed an altercation among the three but denied the accusations.
It all happens in the year 2012.
And after eight years, A warrant of arrest was issued for Matt for violating Republic Act 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.
According to a report by (MPD-WSS), Presiding Judge Carmencita Lacandazo Logan of the Pasig Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 12 issued the warrant.
Bail was set at PHP36,000.
Matt was first arrested on October 21, 2012, in Pasig City for the same charges.
Johnelline’s brother, Juan Alberto Carlotta, stood as witness.
According to Juan Alberto’s story then, Matt and Johnelline had a heated exchange that ended with Johnelline falling down the stairs.
Juan Alberto said, “Ang bilis ng pagbaba niya, sa bilis ng pagbaba nila, hindi man lang nakuhang hawakan ni Matt yung kapatid ko para hindi man lang siya tumama sa pader.”
He said he confronted Matt, which led to a physical fight. He also said Johnelline tried to stop the fight, but Matt punched her.
Matt and Juan Alberto’s fight got to the point where, Juan Alberto said, Matt thr3atened him with a kn1fe.
Matt is currently married to businesswoman Riza Katrina Evans.
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