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Girl at center of Amber Alert found safe after police chase ends in Shepherd

SHEPHERD, Texas – A 13-year-old girl who was at the center of an Amber Alert out of Donna, Texas, was found Tuesday after a police chase ended in Shepherd.

Priscilla Martinez had been missing since last week. She was believed to have been traveling with Rudolfo Nuncio, 41.

The chase began in New Caney after authorities say they found a vehicle at a Flying J on 59 believed to be connected to the Amber Alert. A silver-colored 2015 Dodge Ram was named in the alert.

VIDEO: Bodycam video shows girl at center of Amber Alert found after chase

Marshals tried to stop the suspect, and he grabbed the girl, jumped into the track and rammed into a marshal. The marshal tried to chase the truck, but his vehicle wouldn't move. 

Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies and Cleveland Independent School District police chased the vehicle on 59.

"My department along with other agencies tried to put out our spikes," said Cleveland ISD Chief of Police Rex Evans. "I initiated our K-9 into the pursuit, and we attempted to stop the suspect on two separate occasions. However, he was able to make it to Shepherd."

Eventually, troopers were able to use spikes to disable the vehicle. The chase ended near highways 424 and 59.

Police said speeds reached up to 80 mph during the chase.

The suspect and child had minor injuries. No law enforcement officers were hurt.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.

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