A Brownwood teen is accused by indictment of trying to entice his then-16-year-old girlfriend into a plot with him to murder the girls’ parents in Bangs last summer.
The December session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned indictments against Sebastian Dewayne Lattig, 18, for criminal solicitation of a minor and evidence tampering, according to documents filed in 35th District Court Cheryl Jones office. Lattig was one of 40 people indicted by the December grand jury.
Lattig is accused by indictment of attempting to make the girl “party to the commission of murder” on July 14, 2017. The girls’ parents were not harmed.
The Bangs Police Department began an investigation after the girl’s parents police because they were concerned about their daughter’s relationship with Lattig, who was 17 at the time, Bangs patrolman Greg Parrott said.
Police believe Lattig “enticed the cooperation of his juvenile girlfriend to participate in a planned murder,” Parrott said. “An investigation into these concerns yielded a potential plot to murder the juvenile’s parents.”
Lattig is also accused by indictment of attempting to destroy evidence related to the case.
Lattig was arrested Dec. 20 and is free on bonds totaling $30,000, Brown County Jail records state.