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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

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For Release: Contact: Mike Stater
Date: Feb. 3, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Escapee from Goldsboro prison captured in New Bern

 NEW BERN Department of Correction emergency response team officers captured inmate Johnny Dickerson shortly after 1 p.m. today.  He was located in a wooded area off U.S. 17 south of New Bern.

 He surrendered to officers without incident.

 Dickerson, 29, escaped from Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro Saturday night.  He had been serving a six-month sentence for misdemeanor larceny, communicating threats and simple assault.


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 Editors:  A digital color photo of Dickerson is available using the offender search on the NCDOC website at

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