A 54-year-old Big Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in prison 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, formerly of 4302.5 S. Highway 87 and currently in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center, had been indicted by a grand jury June 1 on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies.
Howard County commissioners will look to put the finishing touches on their 2012-2013 fiscal plan Monday, as the court looks to adopt its tax rate for the coming year.
The court â€” which approved its 2012-2013 budget during the Sept. 10 meeting â€” will consider adopting a tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation during the meeting.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ ERNESTO ALONZO, 39, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving without being secured by safety belt.
â€˘ BRESHA DENAE RANDLE, 19, of 1805 Mittel Ave., was arrested Friday on warrants for fail to appear (x2), expired registration and failed to control speed.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1600 block of E. Sixth.
In the 3500 block of E. I-20.
In the 1100 block of Hwy 176.
In the 300 block of S. Rex in Forsan.