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Man held on charges of Injury to a Child

January 19, 2011 by Randy Keck

Tyler Wayne Whitaker, 20, of Weatherford was arrested and is being held on a $75,000 bond for Injury to a Child – Serious Bodily Injury.

On Sunday, Jan. 16, the Weatherford Police Department was notified by Cook Children’s Hospital of a three-month-old infant from Weatherford who had been admitted to their facility with suspicious injuries. Weatherford Police officers met with medical personnel and were advised that the injuries the infant sustained were not consistent with the story that the parents of the infant had given. They believed the injuries were a result of a “non-accidental” injury and suspected abuse.

Weatherford investigators arrived at the hospital and began an in-depth investigation that led to the father admitting to injuring the infant and the infant’s twin brother. The infant is currently in the Prenatal Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children’s Hospital being treated for brain injuries thought to be a result of having been shaken. His twin brother was evaluated by medical personnel and found to have multiple fractures to his ribs and leg as a result of past abuse.

The twins also have a two-year-old brother, but it does not appear that he has sustained any injuries.

Whitaker is being held on a $75,000 bond for Injury to a Child – Serious Bodily Injury which is a First Degree Felony punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for any term not more than 99 years or less than five years. In addition, he could be fined up to $10,000. Additional felony charges are pending.

Details of the case, including a mugshot, can be found at http://www.parkercountytx.com/Scripts/UVlink.isa/parker/WEBSERV/JailSear....

“It is our duty as a police department to protect small children who are unable to protect themselves,” said Captain Greg Lance, “This is a very tragic incident; we are grateful that the children are receiving the medical care they need and that this person has been arrested.”

All three children have been taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services.

Sports Calendar

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

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