13-year-old Texas runaway nabbed in Nashville - WSMV News 4

13-year-old Texas runaway nabbed in Nashville

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A 13-year-old girl from Texas that left home headed to Kentucky to meet a boy was apprehended Thursday night by a state trooper in Nashville.

Tennessee State Trooper Dwayne Stanford was on duty when a "be on the lookout" was issued for the girl. 

The child, identified by KHOU-TV as Elizabeth Annette Robinson, was last seen in Hope, AR, about 2 p.m. Thursday and headed to Hodgenville, KY.

Stanford estimated the vehicle would be traveling through Nashville between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday night.

The trooper pulled into the median on Interstate 40 for an hour and observed the suspected vehicle, a 2011 Nissan Versa, driving eastbound about 10:24 p.m.

Stanford pulled in behind the vehicle and activated his sirens. After the driver got off the interstate at Exit 196 in Bellevue, she nearly struck the guardrail going around the curve.

The 13-year-old girl was wearing a Texas Longhorn hat, which matched her description.

She was taken into custody and transported to the Metro Juvenile Detention Center.

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