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Arrest made after missing juvenile found safe in LaBelle

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 14:36:17-05

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -- A girl reported missing out of Jacksonville on Christmas has been safely located in LaBelle, and an arrest has been made in the case.

29-year-old Julian Zavala was captured Tuesday afternoon by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after a brief foot chase on Main Street in LaBelle.

The 16-year-old missing girl was soon located in the LaBelle Motel and was unharmed.

Zavala was arrested on charges of Interfering with Child Custody and is being held on $350,000 bond.