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Texas mom wanted in AMBER Alert surrenders, bond set at $110K

Kristine Whitehead tells 25 News her 3 children are safe after alleged abduction.
Posted at 11:21 PM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 23:23:26-04

LATEST UPDATE

Kristine Whitehead, the mother wanted in connection with Friday's AMBER Alert, is now in custody.

Whitehead surrendered peacefully at the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Her bond has been set at $110,000. A GoFundMe has been established to help pay for her release. As of 2 p.m., it had raised about $4,000. She needs $11,000.

A spokesperson for the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office told 25 News on Wednesday night it's requesting the help of the U.S. Marshals Service to find Whitehead's three youngest children.

The AMBER Alert has been discontinued.

The alert, issued last Friday, said 6-year-old Christopher Robertson II, 4-year-old Christine Robertson and 3-year-old Kristen Robertson were last seen on June 3 in Lampasas and were believed to be in immediate danger.

Watch 25 News throughout today for more coverage. 25 News anchor Lauren Adams and Executive Producer Trenton Hooker were on hand when she arrived.

UPDATE (JULY 26)

The mother wanted in connection with Friday's AMBER Alert issued out of Kempner tells 25 News her children are safe.

"They're doing amazing," Kristine Whitehead, 35, said about her three young children. "They're thriving right now."

The mother said she was on her way to turn herself in to authorities in Lampasas County, but she claims that her children are in "imminent danger" from their father.

25 News did request an interview and statement from the children's father, but his attorney said both he and his client did not want to comment.

The Lampasas County Sheriff's Office said it would not respond to a request for information on the case or Whitehead's comments to turn herself into the department, until a spokesperson would return from vacation on Thursday.

Law enforcement did not say why it took 49 days from the alleged abduction for an AMBER alert to be issued Friday evening by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

25 News contacted a social media page connected to Whitehead, and she agreed to a virtual meeting from an undisclosed location.

She did not disclose her location to 25 News.

UPDATE (JULY 23) – The Lampasas County Sheriff's Office received a tip around 11:30 a.m. about a possible sighting of the three missing Lampasas children in Williamson County.

Six-year-old Christopher Robertson II, 4-year-old Christine Robertson and 3-year-old Kristen Robertson were last seen on June 3.

Authorities believe the children were abducted by their biological mother, 35-year-old Kristen Whitehead, and are traveling in a white pickup.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Lampasas County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert for three young children last seen nearly 50 days ago.

Lampasas County AMBER Alert

The alert, issued Friday night, said 6-year-old Christopher Robertson II, 4-year-old Christine Robertson and 3-year-old Kristen Robertson were last seen on June 3 in Lampasas and are believed to be in immediate danger.

Authorities say 35-year-old Kristine Whitehead is wanted in connection with the children's abduction and is believed to be driving a white Toyota Tundra pickup.

  • Christopher is 3 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 50 pounds and has brown eyes.
  • Christine is 3 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 40 pounds and has brown eyes.
  • Kristen is 3 feet tall, weighs 40 pounds and has brown eyes.

Whitehead is 5 feet 7 inches tall woman, who weighs 165 pounds.

The white truck the four are believed to be traveling in has a Texas license plate of GJZ8544.

Authorities ask that you report any information to the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office at (512) 556-8255.

This is a developing story and updates will be added to this article.