Arrest warrants detail where escaped inmate was before capture
Arrest warrants detail where escaped inmate Jonathan Mark Dixon was before authorities captured him Tuesday morning, nearly 30 hours after he fled from a Rowan County minimum security prison.
Dixon, 27, escaped from Piedmont Correctional Institution’s South Main Street facility, commonly referred to as the “low rise,” around 4 a.m. Monday. He was captured Tuesday morning at 10:30 inside an unoccupied business at 450 Auction Drive, just off Interstate 85 and Webb Road. The building belongs to AH Inc.
Dixon broke into a N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance garage before leaving the area of the prison, the warrant said.
While at the garage he took a uniform jacket with the name “Haywood” stitched on it and a pair of blue jeans.
Sometime Monday, Dixon broke into Liberty Storage Solutions at 250 Auction Drive, a short distance from where he was found. While inside the building he stole a bag of potato chips and a honey bun pastry. On the same day, Dixon broke into another business, Piedmont Garden Supply at 280 Furniture Drive, which is about 3.5 miles from where he was found. The business is located off Peeler Road. While there he took a black jacket and some coins, valued at $60, according to reports.
Dixon was serving a seven-year sentence for multiple counts of breaking and entering and was due to be released in June 2017.
Prison officials said members of the Prison Emergency Response Team searching an area noticed a broken window at the Auction Drive business. They found Dixon upon entering. Officials have said he surrendered without resistance.
Dixon now faces three counts felony breaking and entering, three counts felony larceny, three counts misdemeanor larceny and felony escaping from a state prison. He’s expected in court regarding the latest charges Friday morning.