U.S. Marshals arrested fugitive Jeena Roberts early Monday in Houston. The former Texas Tech student was scheduled to start serving a sentence earlier this month for driving drunk and causing a deadly wreck.
She was set to serve 15 years for intoxication manslaughter and eight years for intoxication assault concurrently. She admitted she was drunk when she slammed into an SUV, killing Linda Smaltz, 54, and injuring two passengers.
The Marshals Service acted on a tip, and Roberts was taken into custody without incident. She is expected to be back in Lubbock County within the week.
Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said earlier this month he filed additional charges. Roberts was indicted on third degree bail jumping. That charge carries an additional two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
In November, Judge Jim Bob Darnell gave Roberts five weeks to spend with her family before she had to surrender. Judge Darnell told us earlier this month he would not discuss the case until Roberts is behind bars.