Woman arrested, arraigned in hospital bed; now murder charges - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Woman arrested, arraigned in hospital bed; now charged with murder

Kellie Anne Lewis, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Kellie Anne Lewis, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office
Tommy Lamkin Tommy Lamkin

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The woman who police say hit and killed a Lubbock County Sheriff's Officer with her truck has now been charged with murder. Kellie Anne Lewis, 40, was arraigned and arrested in her hospital bed at University Medical Center. She faces murder and aggravated assault charges.

According to the police affidavit attached to her arrest warrant, Lewis' blood alcohol level Saturday morning was more than three times the legal limit of .08. Toxicology reports found marijuana in her system. Her mug shot was taken at UMC Tuesday morning. Her bond has been set at $250,000. Lewis has three DWI convictions on her record dating back to 1999.

We have learned that because of Kellie Lewis' three prior DWI convictions, officials chose to pursue murder charges. Her charges were enhanced because Accident Investigators tell us that during the course of the Saturday DWI, she cause the death of Lamkin.

Tommy Lamkin was on his way home from the Lubbock County Detention Center when police say Lewis crossed the median and hit his southbound truck. The crash sheared the bed of Lamkin's truck off and he died on the scene.

According to the affidavit, witnesses told police say Lewis' blue pickup truck cross three lanes of traffic before crossing the median into on-coming traffic.

Lamkin had only been a Lubbock County detention officer for six months and was leaving his overnight shift when the crash happened. He leaves behind a wife, an 18-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter.

Because Tommy Lamkin worked for the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Lewis is behind bars in Hale County.

A memorial fund has been set up for Lamkin under this wife's name, Tanisha Lamkin, at the First Convenience Bank. His funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Church.

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