A Morganton woman was charged again Tuesday afternoon in connection with a shooting, stabbing and high-speed chase that left three people injured earlier this month.
Kristen Ellis, 25, of 7860 Deerfarm Road in Morganton, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and trafficking opiates, said Maj. Ryan Lander with the Morganton Department of Public Safety.
The charges came after an altercation apparently took place May 17 at 118 Lenoir Road in Morganton, leading one man to be shot, another to be shot and stabbed and a woman to be stabbed, according to a previous News Herald article.
Richard Hidalgo, 25, of 118 Lenoir Road, Morganton, and Ezra Patton, 22, of 5543 White Oaks Drive, Morganton, were the two men who were shot.
When reporters ask Ellis Tuesday whether she was involved in the shooting and stabbing, she said “No” and declined further comment.
Ellis received an $80,000 secured bond for the Tuesday charges.
On May 17, a car led police on a high-speed chase away from the Lenoir Road home before coming to a stop on Amherst Road. The passenger in the car was a man with stab wounds and a gunshot wound, the article said.
Ellis was previously charged on May 19 in the incident with felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle in the chase. Ellis, who allegedly was driving with stab wounds, also was charged with reckless driving to endanger and failure to stop for a red light.
In the 911 call placed the morning of the shooting, Hidalgo said he was robbed and shot multiple times.
“I just got robbed and shot,” he told dispatch.
A child can be heard crying in the background while dispatchers ask for more information.
“Somebody just came in and pulled a gun on me and I believe I’m hit,” Hidalgo said during the call.
Lander said more charges are expected in the case.