Texas Woman Charged With Helping Brother Fake His Own Drowning

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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.