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Man’s wrench attack leads to prison

Several prison sentences were handed down during proceedings of the 46th Judicial District Court sitting in both Wilbarger and Hardeman counties this past week.
Vincent Ray Mitchell, 32, of Quanah, was sentenced to 35 years in prison following his plea of guilty to felony assault family violence with a deadly weapon.
On November 7, 2018, the victim went to the Vernon Police Department to report that she had been assaulted by Mitchell. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the assault had occurred in Quanah, Texas, but the Vernon Police Department assisted in the investigation by interviewing the victim and collecting evidence before turning the case over to the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim reported that she had been in a previous dating relationship with Mitchell and that on November 4, 2018, she voluntarily went with Mitchell and his brother to Mitchell’s residence in Quanah. Shortly after arriving at the residence, Mitchell began to assault her by striking her with his hands and hitting her with a wrench all over her body.
Investigators observed bruising all over the victim’s body consistent with her account. According to the victim, the assault occurred over a two-day period.
DA Investigator Jeff Case obtained a search warrant for Mitchell’s residence where he located a wrench matching the description given by the victim in the bedroom where the assault occurred. Mitchell won’t be eligible for release until he has served at least one-half of the sentence. He was represented by Randall Walker of Wichita Falls.

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