Sherry McCluer

The Harker Heights woman who police said fled from an accident in which she struck and killed a father of 11 was indicted by a Bell County grand jury on Wednesday.

Sherry McCluer, 60, turned herself into police at 4:22 p.m. on Jan. 11 after a felony warrant for her arrest was issued on a charge of accident involving death, Harker Heights police spokesman Sgt. Steve Miller said.

The accident happened on Nov. 5, when first responders went to a traffic accident in the 1100 block of South Amy Lane that involved a pedestrian. Mario M. Tobar was walking across the street at the intersection of Dale Earnhardt Drive when he was hit by the car that police said was driven by McCluer. He later died at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights.

McCluer was questioned after the incident, made a statement and was released from police custody in early November, according to Miller. The case was presented to the District Attorney's office at that time, and the DA did not accept the charge until days before the warrant for McCluer's arrest was issued.

Tobar was the father of 11 children and a grandfather of 19. Nina Villa, his sister, told the Herald in November that he was the life of the family.

"He always made a bad situation better,” he said.

After they looked at video footage from a nearby daycare, police searched for a silver Honda Element, according to the affidavit for arrest.

The footage shows the Honda travel south on South Amy Lane, enter the parking lot of the daycare, circle back to the area where Tobar was laying and come to a stop before leaving the scene, according to the affidavit.

When officers interviewed McCluer on Nov. 6, she said that something hit and cracked her windshield, so she turned around and went home, police said. 

McCluer is in the Bell County Jail. She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. Her bond was set at $1 million.

Also indicted in unrelated incidents were:

Dajuan Charles Crews, 21, of Killeen on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.

Stedman Roshad Moore, 25, of Killeen on a charge of possession of marijuana, 5 pounds or less.

Christopher Alexander Nunez, 26, of Temple on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

Paul-Matthew Donovan Reese, 24, of Killeen on a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

Briana Micole Gatson, 22, of Killeen on a charge of attempted burgalry of a habitation with intent to commit another felony and another count of attempted aggravated robbery.

Steven Swearingen, 21, of Homestead, Florida, on a charge of sexual assault.

Antonio Brunico Williams, Jr. 18, of Killeen on two charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Michael Anthony Melendez, 28, of Killeen on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

David Jonathan Godsil, 17, of Killeen on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft.

Yeferson Adams-Aracena, 23, of Killeen on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.

Arismendi Adams-Aracena, 26, of Killeen on a charge of deadly conduct with a deadly weapon.

Candice McDonald-Black, 39, of Killeen on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

Fanzarel Spalang Epps, 32, of Killeen on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, 4 grams or more.

Kennedy Wayne Hardaway Jr., 32, of Killeen on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

Bobby Wayne Baker, 54, of Killeen on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 4 grams or more. He was charged as a repeat offender.

Eddie Lee Moore, Jr., 57, of Killeen on a charge of  possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 4 grams or more. He was charged as a repeat offender.

Theodore Itshamon H. Byers, 31, of Killeen on a charge of  possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 4 grams or more. He was charged as a repeat offender.

Reginald Lemont Thornton, 39, of Killeen on a charge of  possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 4 grams or more. 

Nakkia Marie Lopez, also known as Nakkia M. Dukich, 38, of Killeen on a charge of  possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 4 grams or more. 

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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