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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Jay attorney now faces felonies

Ivey's case sent back to a grand jury in DUI wreck that injured three; now facing felony assault


September 19, 2019

A Jay attorney originally indicted for D.U.I and three misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an April 6, 2018 that injured three people has been re-indicted by an Escambia County grand jury on three felony counts of assault II.

Megan Shell Ivey, 34, 5186 Robin St., turned herself in at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton late last Wednesday. She was released the same day on $50,000 bond.

District Attorney Steve Billy said Ivey's case was presented to a special grand jury on Aug. 28 and the panel returned the felony indictments. Billy said the felony charges were due to the permanent and ongoing injuries the three victims in the crash are suffering.

Assault II is a Class C felony that carries a penalty of a year and a day to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Ivey was originally arrested following a head-on collision on Highway 31 about a half-mile north of the Frank P. 'Skippy' White North Bridge over Little Escambia Creek. Ivey's vehicle was traveling north in the south-bound lane of the four-lane highway when the head-on collision occurred at 8:29 p.m.

Witnesses said a south-bound 18-wheeler swerved and avoided colliding with Ivey's vehicle immediately prior to Ivey's vehicle colliding with the other vehicle.

The three victims in the other vehicle, identified in the indictments as Tina Belena Chauncey, Kristina Marie Hutto and Mikalea Ann Elizabeth Miller, were transported by ambulance from the scene to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton.

While at the scene, Ivey told officers she was heading to Jay when the crash occurred. She was charged with D.U.I. and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center and later released on bond.


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