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Nacogdoches teen found, suspect charged with aggravated kidnapping

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Juan Delacruz (Source: Lubbock County Jail.) Juan Delacruz (Source: Lubbock County Jail.)
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Wednesday night Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges confirmed the girl reported missing Monday night has been found safe in Lubbock and the suspect has been arrested.

Noemi Velazquez was reported about 10 p.m. Monday, she is now in CPS custody in Lubbock.

"The mother assumed at the time that she was in some extracurricular activity at the school, so later than evening around 8 p.m., and she couldn't find her daughter there," Bridges said.

Juan Delacruz, 28, of Center was booked into the Lubbock County Jail Thursday morning.

Delacruz has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and has a hold from Border Patrol.

Bridges says a deputy left for Lubbock Thursday morning to bring Velazquez back to Nacogdoches.

 "Right now we want to bring this girl home, bring her home to her parents so they can see her and we're going to conduct our investigation on our end to see exactly what happened," said Bridges.

Bridges says Delacruz will be transported back to Nacogdoches next week, he says Delacruz could be looking at more charges for crimes that occurred in Lubbock.

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