Suspect arrested after abducted 3-year-old boy found safe in Fayette County

Victor Miguel Torres, 31, is accused of taking a car with a 3-year-old inside in San Antonio on Nov. 13, 2017 (Fayette County Sheriff's Dept. Photo)
Victor Miguel Torres, 31, is accused of taking a car with a 3-year-old inside in San Antonio on Nov. 13, 2017 (Fayette County Sheriff's Dept. Photo)

SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) — A 3-year-old boy abducted in San Antonio has been found safe in Fayette County, according to San Antonio police. A man is in custody.

The child, Josue Gonzalez, was believed to be in grave or immediate danger by police before he was found more than 100 miles from San Antonio in Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says someone called police after getting the Amber Alert and then seeing the car at a rest stop on Interstate 10 west of Flatonia.

3-year-old Josue Gonzalez is reunited with his family after a man took the car he was in on Nov. 13, 2017 (WOAI Photo)
3-year-old Josue Gonzalez is reunited with his family after a man took the car he was in on Nov. 13, 2017 (WOAI Photo)

Deputies arrested Victor Miguel Torres, 31, of San Antonio. He’s been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, and San Antonio issued a warrant for kidnapping.

The boy was last seen in the backseat of a stolen vehicle near Jean Street and South Brazos Street, about a mile southwest of downtown, police said. San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI reports the child’s mother drove to Reyes Unlimited, a cell phone store, to pick up her boyfriend. When she returned, her vehicle was missing with her 3-year-old sleeping inside.

An Amber Alert was issued for Gonzalez at 8:24 p.m. and discontinued a little more than an hour later. Gonzalez was not hurt and was released to family.

Editor’s Note: The Department of Public Safety has sent out a correction that the child’s name is spelled Josue Gonzalez, not Jose.

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