Cordele hit and run suspect found not to be the driver; more warrants issued

Cordele hit and run suspect found not to be the driver; more warrants issued

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The woman that turned herself in for a fatal hit and run in Cordele was found not to be the actual driver and more arrest warrants have been issued, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Ashley Glenn, 28, turned herself in as the driver of the fatal crash that killed Ethelene Lewis, 54. On Wednesday, Glenn was released on bond.

Through further investigation and with assistance from the Cordele Police Department, it was found that Travis Waters, 31, was the actual driver in the crash, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Warrants have been issued for Waters for felony leaving the scene of an accident and felony homicide by vehicle. A warrant for Glenn for felony false statements was also issued. Officials said Glenn was given the option to turn herself in but refused.

Debroah Glenn is Ethelene Lewis’ sister. Lewis died in a hit and run accident late Sunday night.

Glenn says she’s had a bad feeling about what happened to her sister since the accident.

“I said this all along that I feel like something just ain’t right and even more today, I feel like something’s just not right. Something isn’t sitting good with my spirit about what’s going on. I think we need more answers,” Deborah Glenn said.

The Georgia Department of public safety says, 28 year old Ashley Glenn who turned her self in was actaully not the driver. It was 31 year old Travis Waters.

“Ms. Ashley Glenn came into the Cordele Police Department on September 10th, and admitted that she struck something on Sunday night on the 8th on 11th Avenue in Cordele. Through some further investigation and with some help with the Cordele Police Department, it was determined she gave a false statement. And that Travis Waters, her boyfriend, was driving,” Cope told us.

Senior Trooper William Cope says Glenn was bonded out the same night after she turned herself in. Her previous charges were dropped Thursday evening before the new ones were added.

“I contacted Ms. Glenn by phone and asked her to meet me to turn herself in. She did not show up and since then we have learned they are on the run,” Cope said.

Cope says he hopes they will just turn themselves in

" If you see them just contact your local authorities and let them make the arrest. Don’t approach them. If they are listening then they should just go ahead and turn themselves in, it would make it easier on them and the victim’s family," Senior Trooper William Cope said.

TravisWaters, aka "Cheez Mobbin"
TravisWaters, aka "Cheez Mobbin" (Source: Ga. Dept. Public Safety)
Ashley Glenn
Ashley Glenn (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff)

Waters and Glenn are believed to be driving a gold Pontiac Grand Am with Georgia tag number RJC1690.

The vehicle involved in the crash, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, was seized by the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team as evidence.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Waters and Glenn, you’re asked to call your local law enforcement. Anyone having additional information regarding this investigation, contact Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper William Cope at (229) 386-3333 or wcope@gsp.net.

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