Prison Escapee Captured In New Bern

A man who lawmen say escaped from Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro Saturday night has been captured.

Officials say Johnny Dickerson was captured shortly after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in a wooded area off Highway 17 south of New Bern.

Officials say he surrendered to officers without incident.

Dickerson, age 29, was serving a six-month sentence for misdemeanor larceny, communicating threats and simple assault. He is awaiting trial on more than a dozen business robberies in Havelock and New Bern in the fall of 2008.



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A man who is facing numerous charges stemming from a robbery spree last fall has escaped from prison.

The Department of Correction says Johnny Dickerson escaped from the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro Saturday night.

The 29-year-old Dickerson was convicted in Craven County and was serving a six-month sentence for misdemeanor larceny, communicating threats and simple assault.

He is still awaiting trial on 15 different business robberies that happened during a several week period in late October and early November in New Bern and Havelock.

Dickerson was arrested along with Nicole Thomas in the robbery spree after a joint investigation by Craven deputies, New Bern police and Havelock police.

Prison authorities say Dickerson lived in New Bern and may be in that area.

Anyone who has seen Dickerson or has information on his whereabouts should call Neuse Correctional Institution at 919-731-2023 or call your local law enforcement agency.


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