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13-Year-Old Girl's Uncle to Face Abduction Charges

US Marshals capture the man accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old niece.
CAMDEN, AR -- Kimberly Nussey, the teen at the center of a Morgan Nick Amber Alert earlier this week, was found safe but more than 500 miles away from home in Camden.

US Marshals late Wednesday night tracked Kimberly's 38-year-old uncle, Phillip Nussey, to a home in Santa Rosa County, Fla.

Agents broke the door open to find Phillip Nussey hiding in the bathroom. His niece was also found inside the home safe and unharmed.

Authorities canceled the Morgan Nick Amber Alert on Wednesday night.

The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office says they are relieved to know Kimberly is safe and looking forward to getting her back home.

Sgt. Vincent Mills thanked media present for spreading the work as quick as possible.

"It's just the communication that you guys got out for us in addition to just some good 'ol fashioned police work, that's what brought her on back to the house," he said.

According to the US Marshals Service, Phillip Nussey faces charges in Arkansas for the abduction and is allegedly a suspect in sexual molestation cases in both Arkansas and Virginia.

Kimberly is expected to come back home this week.

Deputies will extradite Nussey as soon as charges in Florida are resolved.

You can read the news release from U.S. Marshals below:

MILTON, Fla. - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a wanted man who is being sought by law enforcement in Arkansas for kidnapping a teenage girl who is believed to be his niece.

Tuesday evening the U.S. Marshals in El Dorado, Arkansas contacted the Marshals Task Force in Pensacola requesting their help in locating fugitive Phillip Thomas Nussey who was believed to have abducted his niece and thought to be heading toward Milton where he has ties. The Marshals in Arkansas advised the Pensacola Marshals to be on the lookout for a 1998 White Ford Crown Victoria, the car reportedly used to abduct the young girl.

The Task Force was provided with information on some addresses but was unable to find the car in this area. Task Force Officers eventually figured out Nussey had a former girlfriend living in Milton; but were still unable to locate Nussey.

Earlier this evening, a Task Force Officer from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office checked the home of the ex-girlfriend on the 6500 Block of Dogwood Drive and found the Crown Victoria parked outside. Around 11 p.m. Marshals and Task Force Officers from Santa Rosa, Escambia and Walton County along with a K9 unit from Santa Rosa County converged on the home but no one inside would open the door. Officers then broke the door open and found Nussey hiding in the bathroom.

The 38 year-old Nussey was then arrested without any further problems.

The missing girl, along with his ex-girlfriend was found inside unharmed. Nussey faces charges in Arkansas for the abduction, and is allegedly a suspect in sexual molestation cases in both Arkansas and Virginia.

Nussey may also face charges in Santa Rosa County for kidnapping, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. He will remain in the Santa Rosa County Jail until he is extradited back to Arkansas. The car was impounded and may be treated as a crime scene.

Last year, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 123,000 fugitives of which over 86,000 of them were state and local fugitives, nearly 4,000 were homicide suspects and more than 5,000 of them were violent gang members. As well, among that number of arrests more than 12,000 of them were sex offenders.

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