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Suspect Facing State, Federal Charges Mistakenly Released

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WILMINGTON, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Authorities say a Delaware man indicted last week on federal conspiracy, stalking and kidnapping charges and facing related state charges including attempted murder has been mistakenly released from custody.

Department of Correction officials say 38-year-old Dion Oliver, of Wilmington,  was erroneously released from the New Castle County Courthouse about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Oliver, who was being held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, had been taken to Wilmington for an initial appearance in federal court, a few blocks away.

Authorities were trying to track him down.

Oliver is charged in state court with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of organized crime and racketeering, two counts of second-degree assault, four counts of reckless endangering, two counts of first-degree conspiracy and multiple firearm charges. 

The charges stem from an incident last year in which a woman was killed and a 6-year-old boy shot in the head after Oliver and several other men allegedly targeted the woman's partner.

According to officials, an investigation into the release is ongoing.

Oliver is described as black, 5-foot-8, 155 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Police are asking anyone with information on where Oliver might be to call 911 or their local police department. 

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