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1 man behind bars in connection with assaulting an elderly person

Christopher Shane Chandler (Source: Odessa Police Department) Christopher Shane Chandler (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Odessa police have charged and arrested 1 man in connection with assaulting an elderly person.

On Aug. 25, 2017, Odessa police responded to the 3600 block of Merrill Avenue in reference to an assault.

At the scene, police said they made contact with a 71-year-old female who told police she had been assaulted by her grandson, Christopher Shane Chandler, 26.

According to police investigation, Chandler became upset with this grandmother, because she wouldn’t allow one of his friends to enter the residence.

We’re told Chandler picked up a decorative lemon and threw it at his grandmother, which struck her in the left forearm.

Then, police said Chandler grabbed his grandmother by the throat and pinned her down to the couch, keeping her from breathing.

According to authorities, Chandler threw the phone against the wall which caused it to fall apart and become out of order.

We’re told Chandler fled the scene before the police arrived. Officers said they found bodily on the grandmother’s left forearm.

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