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Women Charged With Murdering Husband With ATV After Fight Leads To Demand For Divorce
Chanelle Lewis has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Christopher Lewis, after allegedly running him down in front of his children.
A family ATV outing in Oklahoma ended in tragedy over the weekend when a fight between husband and wife escalated into murder, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.
Chanelle Lewis, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Christopher Lewis, after allegedly running him down with an ATV on Saturday in front of witnesses — including his children — at the Soggy Bottoms Trails & Pub in Wanette, according to local outlet KFOR.
Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer said that an argument over food escalated to the point that Christopher Lewis said that he wanted a divorce, at which point his wife said she was going to run him over.
“There was some alcohol involved,” he noted.
Palmer also told local outlet KOTV that Lewis' adult son, Christopher Cornett, and his teenage daughter were present during the incident. They ran after their stepmother when she tried to drive off after the incident. She then tried to run them down as well, but Cornett jumped into the ATV to try to remove its keys, punching his stepmother in the face, they said.
Lewis' teenage daughter reported to park employees that her father had died, at which point they called 911, according to Fox4.
Chantelle Lewis reportedly told police that her husband had assaulted her before she ran him down; KOTV reported that, in 2020, she had filed for two orders of protection against her husband in Cleveland County, but a judge had dismissed both requests. Palmer told the outlet that authorities have witnesses that confirmed that her acts were intentional.
In a statement on their Facebook page, Soggy Bottom Trails wrote a message to Chris Lewis' family and friends.
"Chris and his children have been coming to our park pretty much since we opened and we have watched them grow up," they added. "Our hearts are heavy this morning. There are no words to describe the sorrow we feel over this tragedy."
A GoFundMe page reportedly set up by Cornett's aunt indicates that services for Lewis will be held on July 26 in Moore, Oklahoma.
Chantelle Lewis remains in police custody with her bond reportedly set at $30,000.