Quick AMBER alert response brings 13 year old girl home safely

 

A Texas AMBER alert went out at approximately 10 a.m. on June 20 stating that Phoebe Nichole Hughes, 13 years old of Yorktown, was last seen at 5 a.m. and was allegedly abducted by 34 year old Eric Castillo of Rio Medina. The suspect was driving a 2010 Black Chevrolet Camaro.  Castillo is a registered sex offender. 
 
Two hours after the initial alert the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a release that authorities in DeWitt County had located Hughes and that deputies were en-route to Medina County to pick her up and return her to her mother, Sarah Hughes, in Yorktown. 
 
According to John Oglesby, chief deputy of DeWitt County, Phoebe went to spend the night at a friend’s house the day before the alleged abduction. Her friend lived just outside of Cuero city limits. While at the house, late that same evening, she borrowed her friends phone to contact Castillo. Castillo is an acquaintance of Phoebe through her mom.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record.
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