A 13-year-old girl who was the center of an Amber Alert has been taken into custody in San Jacinto County. The missing girl and a male driver were involved in a chase that ended near Shepherd, Texas, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday an Amber Alert was issued for Priscilla Elisabel Martinez. She was reported missing from Hidalgo County and was thought to be in grave or immediate danger.
Investigators were looking for Rudolfo Nuncio, Jr. in connection with her abduction. Authorities identified him as Priscilla’s uncle.
Tuesday morning, a US Marshal apparently spotted the suspect’s vehicle at a truck stop. Authorities tried to make contact, but as they got close, Nuncio reportedly fled, leading authorities on a pursuit.
Just outside of Shepherd, Nuncio crashed into an unoccupied DPS Trooper’s patrol car. A number of agencies were involved in the pursuit.
Authorities say Priscilla was in the vehicle at the time. No injuries were reported. Both she and Nuncio are currently in custody.