Abortion Bombing

by Tashun Chism

Curtis Burton strongly opposes abortion. But when he heard about a man from Lufkin being accused of planting a bomb outside an abortion clinic in Austin, he was upset.

"I'm against it. If anybody's against it, there's nobody more against it than I am. But that's not the way to handle it. You can't do it through violence," Burton told us.

Austin police investigators believe a 27-year-old man named Paul Evans purchased some of the materials used to make the bomb at the Lowe's store in Lufkin.

Evans also has a history of arrests here in Lufkin.

"In June of 2002, Paul Ross Evans was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle here in Lufkin," Lufkin police department Lt. David Young said.

About five years ago... Evans was charged with stealing a vehicle and then robbing two Lufkin stores at gunpoint within 10 minutes.

Surveillance video shows Evans robbing one of the stores, the Whataburger on North Timberland, on the morning of June 5, 2002.

Evans was also charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon and burglary of a motor vehicle in 2000.

Lufkin police know any crime that happens in larger cities can also happen here.

"You can't say it can't happen here because it's been proven time and time again that it can happen anywhere," Young said.