Friday, 02 August 2019 08:36

Woman Motorist Indicted in Pedestrian Death

Aug. 1, 2019 – A Germantown woman has been indicted on reckless aggravated assault resulting in death stemming from a hit-and-run crash last year in which a pedestrian was struck and killed near Overton Square, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A grand jury also indicted defendant Joanna Goodfellow, 34, on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, tampering with or concealing evidence, driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving.
She is free on $15,000 bond. She was indicted not-in-custody in October of last year, and was located, arrested and booked this week.
The victim, Christopher Phillips, 32, was struck around 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017, as he was crossing Madison Avenue near Morrison. The vehicle, identified as a Ford Mustang, continued east on Madison without stopping. Phillips died at a hospital about a half hour later.
Investigators said tips to CrimeStoppers eventually led them to Goodfellow and her damaged Mustang.