Two Deputy US Marshals along with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies, assigned to the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, were investigating a lead on an Amber Alert concerning the possible whereabouts of Rudolfo Nuncio, and his young female victim, at the Flying J truck stop located at 23412 SH-242 in New Caney on Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Nuncio was observed backing his vehicle into a parking spot. As the US Marshals approached Nuncio’s vehicle, ordering him to exit, Nuncio accelerated towards them – ultimately striking both US Marshal’s vehicles, and a utility pole before fleeing north on US Hwy 59, according to Lieutenant Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
At speeds of 100 mph, Nuncio lead Deputies and Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies on a 25-mile chase into San Jacinto County. Near Shepherd, a DPS Trooper had set up a spike-strip tire-disabling device across roadway. Nuncio, in an attempt to avoid spikes, struck the Trooper patrol vehicle, head on, spinning to a halt in the main lanes of Hwy 59.
Nuncio was quickly taken into custody and the victim was rescued with only minor injuries from the collision.
Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson commends the outstanding work of his Deputies, the US Marshal’s Service, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, Woodbranch Police Department, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland ISD Police Department, Splendora Police Department, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Rudolfo Nuncio is facing a multitude of charges in both Montgomery and Hidalgo Counties. Offense include Indecency with a Child, Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, Enticing a Child, Evading in a Motor Vehicle and a Federal Parole violation.
“Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, a young victim will soon be reunited with her family, and a dangerous predator has been taken off the street,” Spencer said.