Woman charged with stealing a car with child inside escapes from hospital

Dawn Dixon, Source: Cincinnati Police Department
Dawn Dixon, Source: Cincinnati Police Department

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Dawn Dixon, the woman accused of being involved in stealing a van from a gas station in Covington, KY that had a 4-year-old child inside, discharged herself from Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday afternoon and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. She has now been charged with escape, which is a felony.

Cincinnati Police say Dixon was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital due to drug dependency, and because she is reportedly seven months pregnant.

Dixon, 25, along with Kevin Gosney, 38, were arrested on Friday nearly two hours after a van was stolen from a Shell gas station. A child, Jackson Day, 4, was in the back seat of the van.

Police found Gosney and Dixon in Downtown Cincinnati shortly after the van and the child were found behind the main firehouse at the corner of 4th and Central. They were taken into custody.

Gosney was also in court Saturday morning for an unrelated charge of driving without a license. He pled guilty to that charge. Gosney is facing abduction and endangering children charges. He waived extradition to Kentucky and had his bond set at $100,000.

According to Cincinnati Police, an officer was in charge of Dixon at the hospital and she somehow eluded him. Dixon was originally charged Dixon is charged with theft by unlawful taking over. Once she is recaptured, she will be additionally charged with escape.

If you know where Dawn Dixon is, or any information about this case, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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