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Police department helps reunite father and missing girl

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HARKER HEIGHTS, TX (KXXV) -

A missing Central Texas girl has been found safe, and a local police department helped reunite the girl with her father.

The Harker Heights Police Department led the investigation to find seven-year-old Zoey Rogers. A press release sent by the department said she went missing from the 200 block of East Central Texas Express way on November 11, 2016.

An Amber Alert was released hours after the girl went missing, but Sargent Roosevelt Wilson with the Harker Height Police Department said the alert did not go to mobile devices because the Department of Public Safety did not have a license plate for the car the girl was taken in.

Nonetheless, Roosevelt said the girl was located two days later, on November 13, 2016. But by that time, the girl, who police said was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Bobbi White, and an accomplice, Tutankhamun Holt, had been taken to an area close to Tuskegee, Alabama.

"We worked with other agencies within the county, we also worked with CPS. We were able to work with our District Attorney's office to get the warrants issued as fast as we could," Roosevelt said. "Once our suspects were located -- they were immediately arrested," he added.  

Roosevelt said the department didn't just stop at making sure Zoey was found, but they also made sure her father got reunited with her.

"Our detective division, they facilitated getting him help and getting him assistance with getting him a plane ticket to get him out on the earliest flight to Alabama," the sergeant said. "He should be in Alabama, as we speak, and reunited with his child... I told him regardless of how this looks now, I have a feeling that this is going to turn out great."

The sergeant said making sure Zoey was found safe, and making sure her dad could go get her from Alabama is one of the high-points he's had working for the Harker Heights P.D.

"I believe that our police department, I could honestly say that we can stay up with some of the best police departments in the country," Roosevelt said. "As a member of this department, I'm the proudest that I could ever be." he added. 

Roosevelt said another suspect, who has not been identified is still wanted by police.

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