Escaped NC prison inmate captured in Salisbury

From staff reportsJanuary 14, 2014 

— An inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison in Salisbury on Sunday night did not get far before he was captured Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Corrections.

Jonathan Dixon was found in a building just of Interstate 85 in Salisbury at 10:35 a.m. after authorities who were searching for him noticed a broken window at a business. Dixon surrendered without resistance, the Corrections Department said.

Dixon, 27, was serving up to 7 years for a series of break-ins and other crimes when he escaped from the minimum-security unit at Piedmont Correctional Institution. Prison officials said Dixon has family and friends in and around Pitt County and was thought to be headed that direction.

Instead, he was found only a few miles from the prison. Dixon had been scheduled to be released in June 2017. Now, prison officials say, he will be charged with escape from prison as well as additional charges for break-ins and burglaries he committed after his escape.

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