VCSO: DeLand man reported missing after jail release may be in Daytona Beach; needs meds

Scott Mandis is missing and considered endangered / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Scott Mandis, 33, has not returned to an assisted living facility and is in need of medicine and may be somewhere in the Daytona area. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man with a diminished mental capacity who has been missing for a week and requires medication.

Scott Mandis, 33, was arrested Nov. 18 in DeLand on a trespassing charge and was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach the next day, but has been missing since.

Mandis lives at an assisted living facility in DeLand, but he didn’t return there after his release from jail.

"Personnel at the assisted living facility reported Mandis missing to the Sheriff's Office on Friday," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer®. "Efforts to find Mandis have so far been unsuccessful.

"Personnel at the assisted living facility reported Mandis missing to the Sheriff's Office on Friday," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer®. "Efforts to find Mandis have so far been unsuccessful.

Mandis is 5 feet 8 and weighs 160 pounds. He is prescribed medication but does not have it with him. He may be in the Daytona Beach area, the Sheriff's spokesman said.

Anyone with information about Mandis's location is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-943-7866 or dial 9-1-if there is an emergency situation with respect to his situation. if necessary.

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