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Man With Pitt County Ties Back In Prison After Escape


State authorities say a man with ties to Pitt County is now back in prison after his escape.

The Department of Public Safety says Jonathan Dixon was captured around 10:30 Tuesday morning in Salisbury.

Dixon, who state prison officials say has friends and family in Pitt County, escaped early Monday from the Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury.

The 27-year-old man was serving a maximum seven year sentence for multiple counts of breaking and entering from Pitt County. He had also been convicted of multiple church break-ins in Greene County.

A Prison Emergency Response Team was searching the area Tuesday morning when they noticed a broken window in a local business. Once inside they found Dixon and he surrendered.

Dixon will face escape charges, as well as additional charges for break-ins and burglaries that he committed while on the run, according to the state.


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A man with family and friends in Pitt County escaped from prison early Monday morning and may be heading back to Eastern Carolina.

The Department of Public Safety says Jonathan Dixon was discovered missing from the Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury around 4:00 a.m.

The 27-year-old man was serving a maximum seven year sentence for multiple counts of breaking and entering from Pitt County. He was scheduled to be released in June 2017.

The state says Dixon could be heading back to Pitt County.

Anyone with information on Dixon should call local law enforcement or dial 911.


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