Goldsboro prison escapee captured near New Bern
Posted February 3, 2009 3:47 p.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2009 5:12 p.m. EST
Goldsboro, N.C. — 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.