Marshall News Messenger

MARSHALL —A Harrison County grand jury recently indicted a Karnack woman on a charge of terroristic threat against a public servant.

Amanda Jo Kelly, 41, also was indicted on a charge of evading arrest after officer reports claim she fled from a Texas Parks and Wildlife peace officer and later threatened to strangle him with her bra strap.

According to the arrest report, on June 8, Texas Game Warden Scott Robertson attempted a welfare check of an individual, later identified as Kelly, in a ditch on FM 2198 in Karnack.

“When I pulled in behind the vehicle, the driver, identified as Amanda Jo Kelly, accelerated the car to avoid the check,” Robertson wrote in the report.

As he and other officers chased the vehicle, the report said Kelly continued to evade the officers by weaving in and out of traffic and driving in the wrong lane, almost hitting several cars.

A state trooper, who joined the chase, stopped the vehicle at U.S. 59 and Texas 43 with a spike strip. Kelly was placed into custody, and her car registration was found to be fictitious. Officers also reported her to be intoxicated.

When she arrived at the Harrison County Jail, the affidavit says Kelly told Robertson and several officers that she was going to strangle the game warden with her bra strap.