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Escaped Dillon Co. inmate found in NC

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Shawn Izell Jones (Source: Dillon County Detention Center) Shawn Izell Jones (Source: Dillon County Detention Center)

DILLON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A man that walked away from work detail in Dillon County in February was found by authorities in North Carolina.

Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's Office told WMBF News that deputies began searching for 39-year-old Shawn Izell Jones in early February after employees at the Dillon County Animal Shelter reported he had walked away from his work detail one Thursday afternoon.

Jones was serving a sentence for failure to pay child support at the Dillon County Detention Center. He was immediately added into the National Crime Information Center as "wanted," Arnette said.

In July, authorities in North Carolina located Jones and after a lengthy extradition process he has been returned to Dillon County where he is now charged with escape, Arnette adds.

It is unknown when Jones will be sentenced on the additional charge.

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