Suspect sentenced to 15 years for assault

Published 3:48 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

Christopher Love Boswell was sentenced 15 years in a prison to first-degree assault and attempting to elude on Friday.

Boswell pled guilty in the courtroom of Circuit Court Judge Collins Pettaway Jr.  on Friday morning.

Selma Police Department officer Tyus responded to a call on March 5, 2017 at the block of 1201 Woodrow Avenue in reference to a shooting. As Tyus met with Ella Bell, he heard gunshots and noticed a Honda Accord traveling at high speed. Tyus noticed two men were in the vehicle. He chased the vehicle and attempted to pull them over, but they refused to stop.

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Tyus chased the vehicle on North Broad Street. Tyus chased the vehicle when it crossed over Highland Avenue onto Broad Street. The vehicle lost control and struck another vehicle. Angel Effinger was driving North on Broad Street when the car driven by Boswell struck her. Her right arm and leg was injured.

Boswell’s capital murder charge is still pending, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

“We are getting another gunslinger off the street,” Jackson said.