Man who taught, coached at 5 area schools arrested, charged with indecency with a child

Man who taught, coached at 5 area schools arrested, charged with indecency with a child
Todd Rutledge was arrested at a residence in the 3600 block North Alamo Rd, Whitharral, on Tuesday, 1/12/2021 by deputies after being notified of a felony warrant for Indecency With a Child out of Lamb County. (Source: Hockley County Sheriff's Office)

HOCKLEY COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - A Whitharral man has been arrested and charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Lamb County.

Hockley County Sheriff Ray Scifres says 59-year-old Todd Rutledge was arrested at a home just outside of Whitharral on Tuesday.

Deputies were notified of the felony warrant and made the arrest.

Rutledge posted a $25,000 bond and was released from the Hockley County jail.

According to Rutledge’s Facebook page, from 2000 until 2002 he was a Levelland Junior High science teacher. Then from 2002 until 2009 he was a science teacher, ag teacher and coach at Whitharral ISD. Then from 2009 until 2014 he was a science teacher, athletic director and coach at Lazbuddie High School. From 2014 until 2015, he was a science teacher and coach at Petersburg High school. In 2015 he became a coach at Littlefield Junior High School. It is unclear when he left the job at Littlefield, which is in Lamb County.

Details about the warrant were not released.

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