Big Spring Man Takes Plea Deal, 10 Year Sentence 9/24/12
CBS 7 News
September 24, 2012
Big Spring - A 54-year-old Big Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in prison f\Friday morning in 118th District Court, pleading guilty to one count of prohibited sexual conduct after law enforcement discovered he had fathered a child with his daughter.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, was indicted by a grand jury June 1st on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies.
Whitt, along with his daughter, 26-year-old Tamara Ruth Whitt, were arrested March 18 after police officials responded to a report of a 7-year-old boy traveling down S. Highway 87 on a bicycle, attempting to run away from home.
Both Edgar and Tamara Whitt were initially charged with abandoning/endangering a child.
The 7-year-old and 2 other children were removed from the home by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, all three children are currently in the agency’s conservatorship.