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Girl found after Amber Alert issued; her mother arrested

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The girl at the center of an Amber Alert has been found in Trinity County and representatives with Child Protective Services will take custody of her.

11-year-old Savannah Hurley was found in the Trinity Cove subdivision in Trinity County. Her mother, Shelly Jean Hurley, was arrested and is in custody at the Trinity County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities found Savannah almost one-half mile from her home. She was not harmed, a spokeswoman for CPS has confirmed.

Savannah will live at a foster home until further notice.

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office reported that Savannah was kidnapped by her mother when Child Protective Services came to the family's home around 1 p.m. Monday.

CPS visited the home to remove Savannah from her mother's custody. Shelly had a violent confrontation with the CPS worker and threatened to run over the worker with a vehicle when drove away with the child.

Hours after an Amber Alert was issued for Savannah her grandmother was arrested.

Patricia Rutledge, the mother of Shelly, was arrested on Monday night and charged with interfering with child custody.

When the Amber Alert was originally issued on Monday, authorities were searching for a single cab 2006 Ford F-150 with license plate 58N ZM4, but after they found no that vehicle abandoned, they announced the search for a 1996 Maroon Subaru Legacy with Alabama license plate 48738AZ.

The Amber Alert search was canceled in the Houston area and has shifted to the Dallas-Fort Worth area as Trinity County investigators determined Shelly was driving toward Garland.

Savannah is described as:

-- White female, 11 years old
-- Around 4'10"
-- Around 120 pounds
-- Brown hair

Anyone with information about where Savannah can be found is encouraged to contact authorities.

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