of torturous attack gets 20 years
ring leader in a vicious attack in which a Crosby man was stripped, bound,
burned, shot and stabbed, but survived his injuries, was sentenced to 20 years
in prison, Harris County prosecutors announced Thursday.
victim testified this week against Billy Shawn Chauncey, 50, who was
convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during a four-day
trial in the 180th District Court.
who was the victims’ roommate, led three co-defendants _ who all regularly used
methamphetamine _ in brutalizing the man, who they claimed owed them money.
the January 2016 attack, the man was tied at the wrists and ankles with
electrical tape, according to court testimony. A chemical cleaner was poured on
his head to sear him with severe burns.
attacker used a knife to carve his initials into the back of the man’s
man ultimately broke free with a surge of adrenaline as the attackers discussed
unleashing a pit-bull on him. The man jumped through a second floor window and
dashed down a roadway. He was shot in the back, but managed to reach the home
of a neighbor who called police.
case would have been a murder case if the defendant had not managed to break
loose from captivity,” Assistant District Attorney Daniel Simons said.
the victim has a past of drug use and prior convictions for theft, since the
attack he has been clean of drugs and taken great steps to improve his life,
got a job last week and was in tears when I told him the jury convicted the man
who orchestrated the fourth-degree burns and gunshot wound that he will live
with for the rest of his life,” Simons said.
of the man’s attackers have been convicted and sentenced to prison. A third
accepted responsibility for his part has pleaded guilty. A fourth still faces
trial for her role.
County District Attorney’s Office