Local Officers Recover Abducted Child in a Stolen Vehicle

A pair of local peace officer located a child that was abducted in San Antonio Monday night, Nov. 13.

San Antonio authorities issued an Amber Alert for three-year-old Josue Gonzales around 8:24 p.m. Monday night. San Antonio Police say the child's mother went into a store to pick up her boyfriend and left her car running in the parking lot with the child sleeping inside. When she came back out, the car and the child were gone.

A citizen spotted the car at the rest stop on Interstate 10 west of Flatonia. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Guentert and Flatonia Police Officer Deron Dement responded to the rest area and located the vehicle, suspect and child. The officers arrested a male suspect, 31-year-old Victor Miguel Torres of San Antonio, for possession of a stolen vehicle. San Antonio authorities issued a kidnapping warrant against Gonzales as well.

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