Unmasking Evan Coluccio
A Virginia horse trainer remains in jail without bond Thursday after allegedly evading authorities, until he caused an accident then fled by foot.
Loudoun County Sheriff deputies responded to a crash Friday, July 27 in Chantilly. The report states the car’s driver Evan M. Coluccio, 30, of Marshall fled the scene as deputies arrived. It was during his attempt to evade authorities that Coluccio struck another occupied vehicle.
The EMC International Stables owner fled the accident scene before bolting from his vehicle on foot. Deputies located Coluccio’s vehicle near Loudoun County Parkway before arresting him.
The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney’s office charged the hunter/jumper professional with two counts of felony hit and run, felony eluding, driving with a suspended license, and possession of marijuana. Coluccio may face additional charges.
In 2008, the state charged Coluccio with driving with a suspended license. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of driving without a driver’s license and paid a $100 fine plus costs. It isn’t clear what caused his suspended license so subsequent document searches beyond ten years are necessary. Expect an update soon.
Coluccio currently has active criminal cases in at least two more states.
Maryland officials issued a bench warrant for Coluccio’s arrest in late May after he failed to appear for a probation violation hearing. It stems from an April 2017 drug case. He was charged with drug possession [not marijuana] and possession of drug paraphernalia. The prosecutor dropped the second charge meanwhile Coluccio pleaded guilty to drug possession last fall.
Batman or a joker?
What do two silver necklaces valued at $39.98, two pairs of Converse Sneakers for $91.99, and two bottles of cologne at $65 have in common with Coluccio? Authorities accuse Coluccio of stealing the retail items from a West Palm Beach Kohl’s in May.
The probable cause affidavit states the store’s loss prevention officer was watching a man described as Coluccio putting the items into his backpack. As the deputy arrived, he states the Kohl’s officer was running after the suspect. Upon exiting his vehicle the deputy stopped Coluccio and handcuffed him.
The items Coluccio allegedly shoplifted were retrieved from his backpack. The total value was $210.76 including tax. Coluccio faces a single count of retail theft. He pleaded not guilty.
Albeit, this is the same horse PRO promoting the sale of top sporthorses and ponies with price tags most likely in the five to six-figure range.
So is Coluccio, who calls himself “Batman,” after one of his early horses, acting the part of a superhero or a joker?