Amber Alert canceled for 3 Texas children; mother in custody
KEMPNER, Texas (KWTX/Gray News) - An Amber Alert issued for three children out of Kempner, Texas, has been canceled.
The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, 35-year-old Kristine Whitehead, turned herself in to officials. She is the mother of the children.
The alert was issued Friday for Kristen Robertson, 3, Christopher Robertson II, 6, and Christine Robertson, 4. The sheriff’s office did not release any information Wednesday on whether the children had been returned safely.
KWTX reports that Whitehead had been ordered by the District Court of Lampasas/Bell Counties to surrender the children to their biological father but refused to do so, according to authorities.
“Whitehead had made numerous allegations of wrongdoing in the past several months all of which were thoroughly investigated by agencies outside our area,” said the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office. “In each case the allegations brought forth by Whitehead were found to be without merit and false.”
Authorities say Whitehead cited these false allegations as her reasoning for refusing to surrender the children.
Information was presented to the 27th District Court in Lampasas July 22 that led the court to believe the children were in mental and or physical danger, prompting the court to issue an order terminating Whitehead’s custodial rights and ordering the children brought before said court for their safety and wellbeing.
This order prompted the alert which was issued in and around Texas.
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