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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday June 28th, 2017 :: 11:48 a.m. CDT


HCSO Patrol Deputies Apprehend Amber Alert Suspect.

(Harris County, TX) Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 2 patrol deputies apprehended an Amber Alert suspect that fled with his 22 month old child after assaulting his spouse on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Alejandro Ludena, 25 had taken his son from the Galena Park area of south Harris County.

HCSO patrol deputies were made aware of an Amber Alert issued by the Galena Park Police Department at around 5:45 p.m.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office received information that Ludena was staying at the Palace Inn hotel located at 545 FM 1960 in north Harris County.

District 2 patrol deputies arrived and inquired to the manager if Ludena was staying as a guest at the hotel.

The register showed that Ludena’s father had rented a room that evening.

Deputies went to the room and knocked on the door.

Alejandro Ludena answered the door and was immediately taken into custody without incident, and his missing son was found safe and unharmed.

A short while later Michael Ludena, 70 returned to the room and was detained by deputies. He told them he had rented the room for his son.

The charge of hindering apprehension was accepted on Michael Ludena by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

His mugshot is attached.

Alejandro Ludena was transferred to Galena Park Police officers where he is facing a burglary with intent to commit domestic violence charge.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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