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Wife of noted NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott remains jailed on felony charge

Sheila Elliott

Sheila Elliott (Photo courtesy Dawson County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office.)

The wife of noted NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott remains in custody more than a week after her arrest on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly attempting to run over her husband with her car.

Sheila Elliott, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga., was arrested April 1. A bond of $10,000 was set Tuesday by Magistrate Judge Tony Tarnacki.

A check of Dawson County (Ga.) Sheriff Office inmates shows Sheila Elliott is still in custody as of mid-Wednesday afternoon.

The sister-in-law of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott and aunt of defending Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott, Sheila Elliott is slated to appear for a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court on April 29.

Tarnacki set several restrictions upon Sheila Elliott if she posts bond, including:

* She cannot have any contact with her husband.

* She must stay away from the Elliott family business on Elliott Family Parkway in Dawsonville.

Ernie Elliott owns and operates a shop there, where the original incident occurred on March 18. Sheila Elliott allegedly attempted to run over her husband with her 2004 Mercedes sedan.

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Ernie Elliott reportedly dove under a trailer to avoid being struck by his wife’s car. He was uninjured in the incident, according to a report by the Dawson News.

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