Former WFPD Officer Teddie Whitefield Arrested - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Former WFPD Officer Teddie Whitefield Arrested

Former Wichita Falls Police Officer Teddy Whitefield turned himself in Friday and is indicted on three charges. 

On the morning of March 23, 2012, 30-year-old Whitefield walked through the Wichita County Jail doors and turned himself in.

Whitefield is indicted with three counts of manslaughter for the deaths of 13 year old Gloria Montoya, and 18 year old Yeni Lopez, and her unborn child. 

Whitefield's patrol car hit the Pontiac Grand Am the two teens were driving on June 30.

Whitefield was arrested and booked at the county jail. 

Wichita County District Attorney Maureen Shelton said, Whitefield's indictments were sealed, but once he was arrested the indictments were then unsealed.

Whitefield has since posted a $75,000 bail. Wichita County District Attorney Maureen Shelton said manslaughter is a 2nd degree offense with a range of two to 20 years in prison, for each count.

Whitefield faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

Newschannel 6 cameras were rolling as our crews went to Whitefields home address, which was listed on his booking paperwork. Crews knocked and rang the door bell several times but received no answer.     

Click here to look at the DPS accident report, the timeline of events, Whitefield's suspension letter and appeal, as well as our raw interview with criminal attorney Rick Bunch.

Newschannel 6 sat down with the parents of 18-year-old Yeni Lopez. Refugio and Gabriella Lopez say they were informed of the charges today by the district attorney's office. They tell Newschannel6 6 Teddy Whitefield should be behind bars. They hope that once he goes to trial justice will be served.

"If he gets released he's probably going to cause another accident and I wouldn't like for this to happen," said Mr. Lopez. He said their younger son who saw the aftermath of the accident is still struggling to cope with the loss of his sister.
   

 

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