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Warrant issued for Newport man accused of driving suspect charged in Milton killing away from crime scene

An arrest warrant has been issued in the Sunday evening shooting death of Andrew Milton of Batesville. (For more on that story, click here.)

Independence County Circuit Court records show the warrant is for Ian Hunter Doyle (pictured), 32, of Newport. The felony charge is one count of hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Court information accuses Doyle of driving Robert Casey Evans (pictured below) to the site of the deadly July 12 shooting and then driving Evans on his attempted getaway after police allege Evans shot and killed Milton. Doyle’s vehicle was stopped by an Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy traveling south of Batesville on Highway 167, less than 30 minutes after the incident.

Robert Casey Evans

The same night Doyle signed his Miranda rights and agreed to an interview with Batesville authorities. Through the entire interview, BPD detectives say Doyle was evasive and was vague about statements he made.

The affidavit of probable cause for arrest says Doyle is a habitual offender, having previously been convicted of four or more felonies.

Doyle’s bond has been set at $250,000.

Undated booking shot of Ian Hunter Doyle via Jackson County Jail

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