Woman found fatally shot at auto auction business

Jerry Lee Belton, 51, has been charged with the murder of Chandra Belton
April 5, 2010 2:57:09 PM PDT
A woman was shot and killed at an auto auction business in northwest Harris County. Harris County Sheriff's deputies were called to Big H Auto Auction in the 14400 block of West Road shortly before 5pm Sunday. Upon arrival, deputies found Chandra Belton, 40, shot to death in the parking lot.

Witnesses reported seeing a man and a woman drive into the parking lot in a gold colored SUV. A few minutes later, they saw both people get out of the SUV. The man shot the woman multiple times, witnesses say, before driving away.

Around 9:30pm, Belton's family members called authorities to report her as a missing person. Relatives told deputies Chandra left her home at about 4pm with her estranged husband, Jerry Belton. They were driving Chandra's gold colored Ford Escape.

Jerry Belton returned to the family's residence shortly after 5pm, without Chandra, and immediately left in his own vehicle, a tan, 1998 to 2000 Toyota 4 DR. The family discovered Chandra's purse in her vehicle and became increasingly concerned when they could not reach her by cell phone.

Jerry Lee Belton, 51, has been charged with the murder of Chandra Belton. Jerry Belton is believed to have fled to Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. He is described as 5'11", 195 to 200 pounds, bald and hearing imparied. Bond has been set in his case at $100,000.

Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or log on to Crime-Stoppers.org.

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