CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Texas grand jury has indicted a woman who allegedly helped her brother try to fake his drowning amid an incest investigation.
Katherine Tate was indicted Thursday on a charge of hindering apprehension, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison.
The 34-year-old woman was arrested in May in Rockport. She was later freed on bond.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Katherine Tate in September 2008 reported Larry James Tate Jr. missing while swimming off Port Aransas.
The Coast Guard spent an estimated $180,000 trying to locate him.
An off-duty officer earlier this year recognized Larry Tate shopping in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tate in June pleaded guilty to two counts of incest, in an investigation involving a stepdaughter. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.