Levelland Police confirmed that 6 week old Phoenix Mason was returned safely to his mother late Saturday night and an Amber Alert was cancelled just moments after it was issued. The suspect, Cornelio Delgado turned himself in to authorities at just before midnight Saturday. Police have released no further information.
KLVT News was able to confirm through the Hockley County Jail Roster that 29 year old Cornelio Delgado was arrested and booked into the Hockley County Jail early Sunday morning. He has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, Kidnapping and Theft of Property greater than $50 and less than $500. He is currently being held on bonds totaling $71,000.
Police say Delgado kidnapped 6 week old Phoenix Mason from the home of Delgado’s ex-girlfriend, the child’s mother. He forced his way into the home and beat the child’s mother and 2 other victims as well. He reportedly is the child’s biological father. Child Protective Services was also notified by police of the incident and they have started an investigation as well. Police continue their investigation.