A woman accused of the hit-and-run that caused the death of Stephanie Wagner entered a plea deal Monday morning.

Sherita L. Thomas, 30, Hopkinsville, entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and killing Wagner in a hit-and-run on the night of July 23, 2017.

According to New Era archives, Wagner was sitting on the back of a vehicle when a SUV driven by Thomas hit the vehicle before fleeing the area.

Thomas was arrested at 1:09 a.m. Monday on South McPherson after police identified her, through several witnesses, as the driver. Thomas is alleged to have fled the scene and concealed her vehicle inside her garage. The report states Thomas was under the influence of an unknown substance while operating a motor vehicle.

Thomas is charged with murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.

This was her fourth drunk driving charge within 10 years, according to New Era archives.

Monday morning she entered a plea deal proposed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling that would give her a recommended sentence of 10 years in prison and seek counseling for substance abuse.

Her deal amended her initial charge of murder down to second-degree manslaughter, which carries a sentence of 10 years. Her other three charges carry sentences of five years each. Her deal would give her a total sentence of 10 years with her 10 year sentence to run in concurrence with her other three charges carrying 5 years each.

She has not yet received her final sentence, which may or not be the recommended sentence. Her final sentencing is scheduled to be held on May 15.

In the meantime, Thomas will remain out of custody on bond and will continue drug testing once a week. Thomas was also ordered to have her ankle monitor removed by Judge Andrew Self as she is receiving credit for time served while on ankle monitor.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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