Suspect charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

Clay Curtis
May 20, 2019

He faces potential charges of aggravated kidnapping.

According to the Amber Alert, Sabatka was wearing a teal shirt with "Centennial" in pink letters and periwinkle and seafoam green leggings.

The vehicle sped off and the mother immediately dialed 911, screaming: 'Help me please, someone call the police, my daughter just got kidnapped'. A neighbor's doorbell camera captured the moment Salem's mother was thrown from the auto. She was found safe and a suspect in the kidnapping has been taken into custody.

Police issued an amber alert after a man in a grey sedan (pictured) abducted the eight-year-old while she was walking with her mother.

For hours after she was reported missing, several law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security, searched for the girl. No other information about Webb has been made public. The vehicle was located at a Woodspring Suites hotel located in the 4100 block of California Parkway East in Forest Hill, a suburb of Ft.

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"It's a phenomenal feeling", he said. The two church members, who have yet to be identified, had seen the photos on social media and chose to go out on their own to help authorities find the vehicle. After calling in the vehicle police were able to successfully match the auto with the suspect, determine his whereabouts in the hotel and then forcibly enter his room.

The tip led authorities to a nearby hotel where, around 2:30 a.m., they found the vehicle and forced their way into the room where they found Webb and Salem.

The police officer also revealed that around 40 to 50 police officers all started to cheer and clap when they heard that the young girl had been found safe.

Salem was reportedly found in good condition but was taken to a local hospital to be checked out, Officer Buddy Calzada said at the press conference early Sunday. "These guys are heroes", he said. "This story, right now, would put a smile on anybody's face".

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