11-year-old Savannah Hurley, subject of Amber Alert, found safe - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

11-year-old Savannah Hurley, subject of Amber Alert, found safe

Posted: Updated:

Police say an 11-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her mother has been found safe in Trinity County and the woman has been taken into custody.

Lawmen in Trinity County, which is northeast of Huntsville, issued the Amber Alert Monday afternoon after CPS workers tried to take custody of Savannah Hurley. Police say the girl's mother, Shelly Jean Hurley, allegedly tried to run over the CPS employees and sped off.

Allegations of drug abuse caused Shelly Hurley to lose custody of the girl, according to Trinity County authorities.

Police first said Hurley and Savannah were in a white Ford pickup truck, but that vehicle was found abandoned overnight. Officers then said the two were in a red Subaru station wagon with Alabama plates.

The Subaru was found outside a home off I-635 and La Prada in Mesquite on Tuesday afternoon. However, police later said that Hurley and the child were never in that vehicle, but that it belonged to someone the woman knows.

Police said that person, along with two others in the home, all of whom know the suspect, voluntarily went to police headquarters for interviews but had nothing to do with the Amber Alert.

Shelly Hurley was apprehended in Trinity County.

According to several sources, officers also arrested Savannah's maternal grandmother in Trinity County on Tuesday. Patricia Rutledge, 64, is charged with interfering with child custody. No bond has been set yet.

Stay with FOX 4 News and myfoxdfw.com for further updates.

Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices