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Date of Release: October 16, 2007

Reference: Underage Alcohol House Party arrest

On Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 1:00 PM, the following individual turned himself in to the Portsmouth Police Department as a result of an arrest warrant:

Matthew B. Evans
Date of birth 12/17/86
60 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH

He is charged with:

Facilitating an Underage Alcohol House Party (class A Misdemeanor).

This arrest is the result of the Portsmouth Police Department assisting the Rye Police Department in the investigation of the fatal car crash that occurred in Rye in the early morning hours of June 23, 2007. This car crash resulted in the death of 20 year old Jhaime Dye, a resident of Rye.

During the course of this investigation, it was determined that Mr. Dye attended a party the evening before he died at 60 Market Street in Portsmouth. This party was hosted by Matthew Evans, and it was determined that Mr. Dye consumed alcohol there.

Mr. Evans was processed at the Portsmouth Police Department and released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled for arraignment in Portsmouth District Court on October 29th, 2007

Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective Chris Cummings at the Bureau of Investigative Services at 436-2511, or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 431-1199 or 1-207-439-1199, or their website, www.seacoastcrimestoppers.org.


 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500