News Brief: Fugitive's stolen car not sold in Yolo County, Express learns

A fugitive from the San Francisco area sold his car in Yolo County while headed to Oregon, where he ultimately surrendered after saying good-bye to his wife.
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the East Bay Times newspaper reported murder suspect Terrance Boyd Dixon allegedly sold a car in Yolo County that he stole from a victim as he attempted to flee to Oregon where his wife lived. The newspaper said their information was based on a police report obtained from the Concord Police Department. Their story was later picked up by the Associated Press wire and syndicated to news outlets throughout California. But a Concord police spokesperson denied the sale took place in Yolo County when the Express called this week to confirm details of the case. The spokesperson said the sale actually took place in nearby Sacramento County, where the car was eventually recovered. The spokesperson — a lieutenant with the police department — said he didn’t know why the East Bay Times erroneously reported where the sale took place. The lieutenant said there were numerous “issues” with the newspaper article and that some of the information appeared to be “based on speculation.” After selling the car in Sacramento County, Dixon hitchhiked his way to Oregon to meet up with his wife. There, his wife called police and said Dixon was ready to surrender. He is expected to be extradited back to Contra Costa County where he will face murder charges.

Update: Shortly after this story appeared online, the East Bay Times amended their original report to say the stolen car was recovered in Sacramento County.]]>

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