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

Priscilla Martinez, left, and Rudolfo Nuncio. (Texas DPS)
Priscilla Martinez, left, and Rudolfo Nuncio. (Texas DPS)

SPLENDORA, 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 Splendora.

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.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies chased the vehicle to Splendora where the driver hit two vehicles. We’re told a U.S. Marshals vehicle was hit. The chase continued on 59 and eventually law enforcement tried to use spikes to stop the suspect's vehicle, but the suspect drove around and hit a Department of Public Safety trooper head-on.

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

The driver is in custody and the girl is safe. The driver’s identity has not been released. 

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