Quanah Man Sentenced for Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle

Quanah, Texas - A  Quanah man has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle following his trial in Hardeman County.

 41-year-old Chris Shelton, owner of the Quanah Service Center, was convicted of the incident that occurred on September 21, 2014.

Quanah woman was returning home with her four children after Sunday church services in Childress, when Shelton attempted to ram the victim's vehicle.

The victim fled at a high rate of speed but Shelton matched her speed and swerved his vehicle at the victim to try and force her off the roadway on at least two more occasions.
Speeds reached up to 90 miles per hour during the assault.
The victim was able to make it to the Hardeman County Sheriff's office, were she ran into the office seeking safety for herself and her four children, all under the age of ten.
During the trial, Shelton testified that he thought that the mini-van was driven by a different person. He said he was just trying to get the person to pull over and that he did nothing that could be considered threatening.
Two other individuals testified that on prior occasions Shelton had attempted to force them off the road with his vehicle.
The jury deliberated for an hour before returning a guilty verdict.
During the punishment phase, the state presented evidence to show that when Shelton was arrested on the aggravated assault charge, he had almost five grams of methamphetamine in his possession. The jury returned the fifteen year sentence after deliberating for an hour and a half.