Edgar Dale Whitt: Serious Charges For Patriarch of One Very Creepy, Tragic and Disturbed West Texas Family

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Photo by Howard County SO
Edgar & Tamara Whitt face charges
The press release from Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker opens with a wholesome slice of Norman Rockwell Americana, with an officer responding to a report of a child riding his bike in the dark. When questioned, the seven-year-old boy told police he was running away from home.

And we've all either done that or had our kids do it to us. Up to that point, Parker's account is almost heartwarming.

Up to that point and no further, because sadly and sickeningly, from there the account veers beyond David Lynch territory. And it's all the worse because it's real.

"Contact was made with family members and they stated the child had been restrained by using a 'straight jacket' and they didn't know how he got out," the release continues.

Oh, I get it. There's nothing wrong with encasing your kid in a straitjacket. It's only a problem if he escapes.

And still it gets worse. So much worse.

"Upon further investigation it was determined that the living conditions of the residence were not suitable," the release continues. "Child Protective Services was called and they took custody of three children ages 7, 5 and 2."

Arrested and charged with child endangerment were Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, and Tamara Whitt, 26.

"It was also discovered," the release continues, "that Edgar Dale Whitt had fathered a child with [a relative]," the release went on. He faces a felony charge for that. (And not to make light of a horrible situation, but in journalism school you call that "burying the lead."

Mercifully, it ended there. Not for the victims, of course, who will need a long time to get over all this.


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13 comments
Gwendana2005
Gwendana2005

Why the hell was this story written this way? I wanted facts and infromation not some dramatic interlude.....ugh!

MaloneJavier911
MaloneJavier911

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iwillnevertell
iwillnevertell

He looks like The Iceman with a beard. Where is the wife/mother of these 2 crazies?

punkin003
punkin003

Get these two out of the gene pool, with a quickness!  Absolutely disgusting!

CC
CC

You wanna really gross out? Here's the story:...The mother of the Children, Tamara Whitt DOB 08/27/1985 and Grandfather Edgar Dale Whitt DOB 08/16/1957 were both charged with Endangering a Child.

It was also discovered that Edgar Dale Whitt had fathered a child with his daughter, Tamara Whitt. As a result of these findings Edgar Dale Whitt was also charged with Prohibited Sexual Conduct with Ancestor/Defendant, a 2nd Degree Felony.

miss_msry
miss_msry

Edgar and Tamara could be twins.

Sam
Sam

You mean father and daughter. I see it too.

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