SCOTTIE SPENCER

A Lincoln, Texas, man who police say ran over a woman after an argument in a bar parking lot in October was indicted Wednesday.

A McLennan County grand jury indicted Scottie Wayne Spencer, 24, for murder in the Oct. 17 death of 49-year-old Anita Baker.

The grand jury adjourned without taking any action resulting in indictments or no bills related to the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.

Spencer was arrested for intoxication manslaughter after the incident. The grand jury indicted him for murder, alleging he committed an act clearly dangerous to human life, with a second count alleging intoxication manslaughter.

Witnesses told police Spencer and others were leaving the Spur, a bar at 926 S. Lacy Drive in Lacy Lakeview, about 2 a.m. when Spencer and several people got into an argument in the parking lot.

According to court records, Baker’s husband, Charles Baker, told police Spencer drove up in a green pickup truck and started screaming at his wife. Charles Baker said he walked over to the truck and asked Spencer what the problem was.

Spencer told Charles Baker he was going to kill him, according to court records.

Spencer put the truck in reverse and backed up, pointing the truck’s grill at the Bakers, who were standing near a black Chevrolet, reports state.

Charles Baker said Spencer accelerated toward him and his wife. He told police he was able to jump out of the way of the speeding truck but his wife was pinned between the vehicles, reports state.

Spencer’s truck began sliding sideways toward the black Chevrolet, and the passenger side of Spencer’s truck struck the passenger side of the black vehicle, crushing Anita Baker, who was standing by the black vehicle, according to the reports.

Another man also was struck by Spencer’s truck but was not injured seriously, reports state.

After striking Anita Baker with his truck, Spencer sped away from the parking lot but returned in a minute or two and pulled up near a group of people who were attending to the injured woman, reports state.

Some in the crowd pulled Spencer from his truck, beat him and held him until police arrived, according to police reports.

Attempts to revive Anita Baker at the scene were not successful, Lacy Lakeview police reported.

Spencer remains in the McLennan County Jail under bonds totaling $100,000.

Wortham Bend crash

In other action, the grand jury indicted Aydan Matthew McKenna for intoxication manslaughter in a Sept. 13 traffic accident in which his passenger, 31-year-old Jason Carl Sorley, of Clifton, was killed.

Police have said McKenna’s blood-alcohol content was 0.15 after the incident, almost double the legal limit of 0.08.

Waco police said after the crash that alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash about midnight at Wortham Bend Road and China Spring Highway.

Waco police officer John Clark wrote in the affidavit that McKenna told him at the hospital emergency room that he had four or five glasses of wine and consumed his last drink about 90 minutes before the crash.

Records show McKenna was driving a 2013 Scion Sport west on Wortham Bend Road. A witness to the wreck reported he saw the car traveling at a high rate of speed, records show.

Clark determined that McKenna failed to negotiate a curve near the intersection, skidding sideways and then going airborne, rolling and flipping until the car ended up in a parking lot.

McKenna was wearing a seat belt, but Sorley was not and was ejected. He died later at a hospital.

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