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Grand jury indicts Lufkin woman for not stopping after hitting woman

Mahala Ellis mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Mahala Ellis mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Sandra Smith mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Sandra Smith mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Jessie Fetzer mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Jessie Fetzer mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County Grand Jury has issued an indictment for a Lufkin woman who admitted to hitting a mentally disabled woman and not stopping on a night in June.

The indictment is one of 48 announced on Monday.

According to a previous report, Mahala Ellis, 19, hit Toni Michelle Thorndyke while she was walking home from Okay Food Store.

Ellis admitted in a statement to KTRE that she hit Thorndyke, but did not realize she had hit a person until much later.

Thorndyke recovered from the injuries after a stay in the hospital.

Other indictments announced Monday:

* Sandra Michelle Smith, 35, of Shepherd, for prostitution. According to a previous report, Smith offered a plain-clothed officer sex in exchange for money near the intersection of Groesbeck Avenue and Timberland Drive in June. The charge was enhanced as Smith had convicted five previous times for the crime.

* Jessie C. Fetzer, 18, of Lufkin, for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, burglary of a habitation and unauthorized use of a vehicle. According to a previous report, Fetzer was arrested in August for his alleged sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl who had run away from home. Fetzer was also charged with burglarizing a home on the 100 block of Tom Taylor Avenue and with taking his mother's car without her permission.

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