The Craven County District Attorney’s Office announced new charges for a Havelock mother.
DA Scott Thomas filed charges against Billie Jo Ellis, 41, after she wrecked her car on April 12, 2015 and her 9-year-old daughter died.
Ellis sustained injuries and only recently was released from Vidant Medical Center.
Ellis’s original charges were Driving While Impaired and Reckless Driving to Endanger. Her new charges are for Felony Death by Motor Vehicle, Felony Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Felony Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Ellis appeared in court on Thursday. She is under a $1,000,000 secured bond.
Her next court day is June 11, 2015.