The indictment against Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton was released Friday, just hours after he turned himself into the Smith County Jail on the Class A assault charge.

The charge stems from a May 14 incident at a duplex in the 200 block of Memory Lane in Whitehouse in which Shelton was accused of assaulting one of his officers' wives. 

The charge was a misdemeanor and did not include any type of accusation relating to sexual assault or any type of felony charge.

The indictment states," ...Shelton did then and there intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly cause bodily injury to Jessica Johnson, by grabbing Jessica Johnson with his hand and by pushing Jessica Johnson with his hand."

Shelton bonded out of jail Friday on a $500 bond. 

Shelton, Whitehouse City Manager Kevin Huckabee and three Whitehouse officers remain on paid leave. 





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