• Escaped inmate chained for court appearance

    By: Tina Terry


    SALISBURY, N.C. - On Friday, the man who escaped from a Rowan County prison faced a judge. 

    Jonathan Dixon is facing a long list of charges.

    He was led into the Rowan County courthouse wearing chains around his arms and feet. 

    In court he asked for a court appointed attorney and listened to the charges against him.

    He's facing a felony escape charge and six other felony charges like breaking and entering and larceny for crimes officers said he committed while he was on the run.

    Eyewitness News was the only station there after he was captured in Salisbury Tuesday morning. 

    Officers said he had escaped from a minimum security prison at Piedmont Correctional facility Sunday. 

    Dixon was serving time for a string of breaking and entering and had three years left on his sentence.

    He could end up serving much more time. 

    Each of the new felony charges against him carry maximum sentence of more than three years.

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