Authorities Capture Offender Who Walked From Correctional Facility

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An offender who walked away from a California Department of Corrections facility in South Los Angeles was taken into custody tonight in the Tujunga area.

Sandy Siders was taken into custody about 9 p.m. by the Department of Corrections Special Service Unit, with assistance from the Los Angeles Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Glendale Police Department, according to Vicky Waters with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The exact location where he was located was not disclosed.

The search for Siders, 40, began about 5 p.m. Wednesday after authorities were notified he had walked out of the Male Community Reentry Program facility and later removed his GPS device, Waters said. The facility is located at 3745 S. Grand Ave.

Siders was jailed in 2016 for extortion by means of force or threat and was expected to be released in April 2019.

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