Accused child predator attempts desperate escape in New Caney; missing Amber Alert teen found safe
NEW CANEY, Texas — The Amber Alert issued for a 13-year-old girl in Donna, Texas was canceled Tuesday morning after the teen was found with her alleged captor at a gas station in the New Caney area, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. The victim has since been reunited with her family.
Deputies spotted Priscilla Elisabel Martinez and Rudolfo Nuncio Jr, 41, at the Flying J truck stop at 23412 SH-242 around 9:30 a.m.
Nuncio was seen backing his vehicle into a parking spot. As the US Marshals approached Nuncio’s vehicle, ordering him to exit, Nuncio accelerated towards them – ultimately striking both US Marshall’s vehicles, and a utility pole before fleeing north on US Highway 59.
At speeds of 100 mph, Nuncio lead deputies and officers from multiple law enforcement agencies on a 25 mile chase into San Jacinto County. Near Shepherd, Texas, a DPS Trooper had set up a spike-strip tire disabling device across roadway. Nuncio in attempt to avoid spikes, struck the Trooper patrol vehicle head on, spinning to a halt in main lanes of highway 59.
Nuncio was quickly taken into custody and the victim was rescued with only minor injuries from the collision.
Nuncio is facing a multitude of charges in both Montgomery and Hidalgo counties; including indecency with a child, aggravated assault on a public servant, enticing a child, evading in a motor vehicle and a federal parole violation.
No reports of any officers being hurt.
Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson commends the outstanding work of his Deputies, the US Marshal’s Service, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, Woodbranch Police Department, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland ISD Police Department, Splendora Police Department, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.