A middle-aged Lubbock man has been indicted by a grand jury for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and also theft. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in June of 2018 that resulted in a dangerous car accident.

Matthew Gregory Lott, 31, was first believed to be the victim of a robbery on June 12, 2018, when he and another man met with a woman named Aurelia Valdez at the McDonald’s at 2339 19th Street.

The original story was that Lott and his friend were there to sell a cell phone to Valdez for $300. After paying for the phone with three $100 bills, Valdez got in her car to leave. That’s when Lott said he realized she had paid with counterfeit money and a car chase ensued.

Lott and his friend used their car to chase Valdez’s SUV several blocks until she finally lost control and crashed in the 2300 block of 32nd Street. Valdez broke her ankle and pelvis in the accident and was taken to a local hospital.

In the meantime, Lott and his friend detailed their story to police and Lott was arrested for reckless driving and his bond set at $750.

Months later, the tables have turned and now Lott is the one accused of theft and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Valdez filed a second police report after the incident, in which she claims that Lott was the man who tried to buy her phone with counterfeit money.

Valdez was able to give details about the phone to detectives that proved she was the owner, which helped back up her side of the story.

An arrest warrant was eventually issued for Lott and he was arrested on August 8, 2018. Wednesday, August 22, a Lubbock grand jury indicted Lott for assault with a deadly weapon and theft.

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