Man accused of 2014 sneaker theft back in jail for 'parole hold'

March 08, 2017 06:29 PM

A man from Albany who was recently released from prison by a state appeals court is now back behind bars.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple confirms that Marquis Dixon is back in jail on what Apple calls a "parole hold."

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Dixon was 16 years old when he stole a pair of sneakers from another teenager in 2014.

The victim said Dixon had what looked like a gun and Dixon was sentenced to nine years in state prison. However, his felony conviction was thrown out by an appellate court last September.

The court ruled Dixon should be treated as a youthful offender because he had no prior criminal record and he didn't hurt anyone.


WNYT Staff

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