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Goldsboro prison escapee captured near New Bern

Posted February 3, 2009

— An inmate who escaped from a Goldsboro prison Saturday night was arrested Tuesday afternoon, the North Carolina Department of Correction said.

Johnny Dewayne Dickerson was detained shortly after 1 p.m. in a wooded area off U.S. 17, south of New Bern, DOC spokesman Mike Stater said in a news release.

Dickerson, 29, has been serving a six-month sentence for misdemeanor larceny, communicating threats and simple assault.

He was convicted in November and began his sentence last month, according to the DOC's Offender Public Information database.


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  • carolina blue sky Feb 3, 2009

    JAT, don't count on that.... For the escape, IF they press criminal charges on him, will probably only get 10-12 months. I don't know what kind of other criminal charges he had pending, but they all get out one day!!

  • NCTeacher Feb 3, 2009

    The Goldsboro News Argus had a more detailed version yesterday. Evidently, he was waiting trial on more serious felony charges in other counties. Guess he just proved his guilt on those.

  • JAT Feb 3, 2009

    He only had 4/5 more months max to go. Now he'll never get out.