A North Texas tattoo artist who lured women with cheap prices and then raped them has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in Denton County.
The same tattoo artist went to trial in 2008 on sexual assault charges in Tarrant County, but that ended in a mistrial. He eventually pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint and was sentenced to 10 years’ probation.
In a plea agreement reached with Denton prosecutors last week, Chapman Swindell, 38, of Garland, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault and one count of attempting to commit sexual assault. He was sentenced to 10 years on each count, to be served concurrently, according to Denton County criminal court records.
Swindell, who also has went by the names Chapman Fury and Eddie Bigbee, raped a Lewisville woman in September 2017, authorities said. $20 for 365 Days of Unlimited Digital Access
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The Lewisville woman told investigators that a friend referred Swindell to her and she arranged to get a tattoo on Sept. 1, 2017, in Denton. Two other women also went for tattoos.
Swindell finished the tattoos on the two women, but told the Lewisville woman that he needed more time to finish hers, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Star-Telegram earlier this year. She drove him to her apartment on Sept. 2, 2017, to finish the tattoo.As he drew on the back of her thighs, Swindell sexually assaulted her, according to the warrant. He raped her several times and forced her to perform sex acts on him, it said.The woman said she went to the bathroom where she called a friend to come and get Swindell. The friend arrived and took Swindell back to Garland.After a lengthy police investigation, Swindell was booked into jail on Jan. 27.More than a dozen women contacted Lewisville police about Swindell resulting in four cases being filed against […]