Corpus Christi- Corpus Christi police officers located 7-year-old Alice boy Nicolas Gomez after being abducted from his home on the 400 block of Goliad.
He was found on the 3700 block of Staples in Corpus Christi after an Amber Alert was issued for the boy on Thursday in Alice.
Gomez was safe at a local fire station. The suspect, 29-year-old Channing Galbraith was located at a Family Dollar Store, according to sources at KRIS 6 News and arrested on a warrant for kidnapping the child.
Alice Police Department issued an Amber Alert for Gomez after his mother, Nelda Baker talked to investigators at the police station around 10:30 a.m.
The mother told officers Galbraith has been her off and on boyfriend for the last three or four years. According to Sgt. Jason Childers, the mother stated Galbraith took the child Wednesday around 5 p.m. after a disagreement. She stated she believed they were going to fix a bike since he had a box with bike parts.
Galbraith was driving a 2009 white, four-door Dodge Avenger with a Texas License Plate BC4-T525. The vehicle belongs to Baker, police said.
They were believed to be en route to Corpus Christ or possibly in the Alice area, according to police officials.
Childers stated Galbraith has a violent criminal history.
According to CCPD's report, at 12:08 p.m., an employee at a local business on the 4000 block of Weber Road called CCPD to report she had seen the (Dodge Avenger) in the parking lot. Officers arrived at the scene just as the vehicle was exiting the parking lot. They stopped the car and took Galbraith into custody in the parking lot of Fire Station 7.
An investigator with Alice PD traveled to Corpus Christi to interview the suspect and the boy, Childers said.
Officers were able to secure the child who did not appear to have suffered any injuries. The child was transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital by detectives as a precautionary measure, report stated.
Galbraith was taken to CCPD to await the arrival of detectives from Alice. He must be magistrated in Nueces County before being transported back to Jim Wells County.