DOC officials: Attempted kidnapper, inmate wanted in Del.

GEORGETOWN, Del. - An attempted kidnapper is wanted after officials say he did not return to a correctional facility following a work pass, in Delaware.

The Delaware Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Mario Santiago, an inmate at Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC) in Georgetown, did not return from an approved work pass, on Wednesday. A warrant for escape after conviction was issued since Santiago's whereabouts are unknown and unauthorized at this time. 

According to authorities, the 34-year-old is described as standing 5'11" tall, weighing 200 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is in Laurel, DE. Santiago is currently serving time for violation of probation: attempted kidnapping.

SCCC is a level four Community Corrections Center. Community Corrections Centers are level 4 facilities that helps those who are transitioning back into the community. Level four facilities are not secured like level five facilities. At level four facilities, offenders are allowed to leave the facility to go to work, seek jobs, or attend approved treatment sessions. 

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Santiago is asked to call the Department of Corrections at 800-542-9524 or your local police department.

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