Wyoming Highway Patrol safely locates missing child

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — At around 11:04 p.m. on July 14, 2021, the Wyoming Highway Patrol was notified of an active Amber Alert out of Colorado.

The Amber Alert was issued after the Westminster Police Department reported a man had taken his one-year-old daughter and allegedly threatened to kill her and himself in a car crash.

Law enforcement was notified that the suspect vehicle was headed towards Wyoming via Interstate 25.

A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper located the suspect vehicle near Cheyenne, and stopped the car. The child was found safe inside the vehicle, and released to authorities in Colorado to be reunited with family.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 28-year-old Alexander D. Martinez. He was arrested on a warrant from Colorado that included charges of domestic violence, felony eluding, child abuse, reckless driving, reckless endangering, and violating a protection order.

The incident is still under investigation.

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