A Texarkana woman accused of running over and killing her boyfriend while driving drunk has been indicted for murder.
Tammy Dawn Tholl, 42, faces five to 99 years or life in prison if convicted of murder in the Sept. 27 death of 61-year-old Mark Anthony Murray. Tholl was charged with intoxication manslaughter at the time of her arrest but a murder indictment was handed down because of prior drunk driving convictions. Tholl was indicted for DWI, third or more, by the grand jury Thursday as well as felony murder. Felony drunk driving is punishable by two to 10 years in prison.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Tholl left the scene after allegedly running over Murray with a white 2012 Nissan Maxima on Country Paradise Circle in Walke Village. Texas Dept. of Public Safety Trooper Chad Turner arrested Tholl after finding her at her estranged husband’s home in Texarkana Texas.
Tholl allegedly failed field sobriety tests and showed a .13 blood alcohol level on a portable breathalyzer test, putting her well above the .08 level at which drivers are considered impaired. A sample of Tholl’s blood was collected at a local hospital and sent to the state crime lab for testing.
Tholl’s case has been assigned to 102nd District Judge Bobby Lockhart.