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ETX woman going to jail for 30 days for hit-and-run of disabled woman

Mahala Ellis. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail. Mahala Ellis. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail.

By Alexis Spears - email

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman has pleaded guilty to hitting a mentally disabled woman and leaving the scene.

Mahala Michelle Ellis, 19, accepted a 30-day jail sentence. She will also be under probation for 10 years and is ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution to the victim. She must also write a letter of apology to the victim within 30 days.

According to a previous report, Ellis hit Michelle Thorndyke, of Lufkin, who had walked to the Okay Food Store in June on East Denman Avenue to buy a drink. She was on the way home when Ellis hit her with a Ford Escort.

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