PENDER CO., NC (WWAY) — Stevie Wallace, 28, the woman who police say hit and killed two-year-old Carter Gilson, has been arrested for her second DWI in five days.
Wallace was charged with reckless driving to endanger, failure to secure a passenger under 16 and DWI. She’s in Pender County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
Today, family members learned she was arrested yet again. We spoke with Wallace’s husband just minutes after he found out. Todd Throckmorton learned she landed back in jail through a phone call from his father-in-law. He says after seven years together he’s fed up with her actions and that if she doesn’t go to prison, he’s lost all faith in the justice system.
“I mean she’s gonna kill somebody else. Someone like that has no business being out in society,” Throckmorton said. “Especially having kids with her. Lock her up and don’t let her out.”
Prosecutors say it does not look like any charges will be filed against Wallace for two-year-old Carter Gilson’s death. The accident was on private property and investigators say she was not obviously intoxicated. But her husband says, he looked through her text messages, and they tell a different story.
“I believe the text message was to the child’s father saying that she had two bottles of rum,” Throckmorton said.
He thinks the boy’s family might’ve been part of the party scene she had fallen into
“If she doesn’t go to prison I have no faith in the justice system at all,” he said.
Throckmorton hoped the justice system would change her after she spent three years she in prison for drug trafficking.
“She got home and she got off the crack but then she started abusing her prescriptions,” he said.
He says wallace had fallen into a party lifestyle, addicted to prescription pills like Klonopin.