The woman accused of killing a father and son in an alleged drunken hit-and-run has been indicted.
A grand jury returned true bills of indictment on two counts of second-degree murder against 37-year-old Amie Jo Skeens of Hickory on March 14, according to court records.
Investigators with the N.C. Highway Patrol allege Skeens was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 when she crossed the centerline on Airport Rhodhiss Road and struck two motorcycles.
Killed were 19-year-old Kevin Moody and his father 42-year-old Stephen Moody, both of Connelly Springs. The father and son were on the same motorcycle. Two others were injured.
Troopers say Skeens fled the scene, but a passing motorist followed her and Skeens was arrested a short time later. She initially shirked responsibility, according to court documents, claiming that "crackhead zombies" were driving the van. She later admitted to a deputy that she was driving.
Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Doug Amos, who appeared before the grand jury last week, said Skeens' blood tested positive for cocaine and had a 0.10 blood-alcohol content level.
Skeen’s arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 30th in Courtroom 1 at the Burke County Courthouse. She is also scheduled to appear on a DWI charge from the same incident on July 11.
The 37-year-old remains jailed at Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $145,000 secured bond.
Skeens’ driving has run afoul of the law before, according to Catawba County court records. She was convicted on three counts of driving without a license, one count of failure to stop at a red light or stop sign and one count of driving with a revoked license. She’s had four other traffic charges dismissed, including a prior hit-and-run charge.
She’s also been convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and crimes against nature.