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2 kidnapped Texas children found safe; Truck driver arrested

11 months 6 days 13 hours ago Sunday, March 17 2019 Mar 17, 2019 March 17, 2019 3:31 PM March 17, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a truck driver accused of kidnapping two children in Texas has been arrested on northern Arizona and the boy and girl are both safe.

Winslow police say 47-year-old Marshall Pendergrass of Jacksonville, Florida was taken into custody Saturday and is facing federal charges.

It was unclear Sunday if he has a lawyer yet.

Winslow authorities were contacted by police in Belton, Texas about a 14-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother who were reported missing Friday.

Winslow police say the two were found in the sleeper cab of semi-truck parked 75 miles east of Flagstaff.

Both children were in good physical condition and turned over to the Arizona Department of Child Services.

Winslow police say Pendergrass wasn't related to the children and allegedly held them against their will.

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