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Samantha Herrera, left, and Rodney Brown.

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Update 7:15 p.m.

Samantha Herrera, 17, has been found, and Rodney Brown, 19, is in custody, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations tweeted.

It's unclear what charges Brown might face.

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Authorities issued an AMBER alert for 17-year-old Samantha Herrera who is believed to be with a potentially violent man.

Herrera was last seen about 5 p.m. Tuesday in Sheridan. She is believed to be with Rodney Brown, a 19-year-old known to have guns, the AMBER alert said. Police said they are looking for either 2000 white Honda Accord with the Colorado plate OMB-236 or a dark blue Nissan Altima with Colorado plate UOF-493.

Herrera is 5 feet, 6 inches and weighs about 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Brown is 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs about 150 pounds. He was brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Sheridan Police Department at 303-795-4711.

Twitter: @lizmforster

Phone: 636-0193

Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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