Crime & Courts

Search underway for N.C. prison escapee

Jonathan Kee
Jonathan Kee N.C. Department of Public Safety

Authorities are searching for an inmate who left the Roxboro Satellite Training Center on Wednesday.

Jonathan Kee, 34, is a minimum-custody inmate who was serving a four-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon and drug-related convictions. He was due for release in August 2018.

Roxboro is 30 miles north of Durham, in Person County near Virginia.

The training center is at the site of a former state prison in Roxboro and holds daily educational classes and substance abuse treatment classes for inmates. About 100 inmates from Dan River Prison Work Farm in Yanceyville attend classes there daily.

Anyone who has seen Kee, or has information on his whereabouts, is asked to call 911.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak