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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 11, 2016 Chris Atwater, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8702;
Michael Potter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 554-8545
Suspect Accused of Shooting at Officers Arrested for the Third Time
by U.S. Marshals and the Durham Police Department
 

Greensboro, NC - On May 10, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), with the assistance of the Durham Police Department’s HEAT 4 Unit and the Violent Response Team, arrested Jamol Louis Dixon, 27, for the third time this year. Dixon was arrested by the JFTF on January 13, 2016, where he was a suspect in a Murder and on February 24, 2016, for assault on a female.

On April 27, 2016, officers of the Durham Police Department responded to a shooting in the 3800 block of Dearborn Drive in Durham. According to authorities, Dixon along with three other individuals fired shots from their vehicle into an occupied apartment and immediately fled the scene. Responding officers attempted to initiate a vehicle stop, but the suspects fled the scene in an attempt to evade arrest. The chase came to an abrupt end when the vehicle crashed into a car in front of the Duke University Hospital in Durham. Subsequently, all occupants exited the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued. Two of the suspects were arrested at that time. It is alleged that Dixon evaded arrest after firing several shots at officers during that foot pursuit.

On April 29, 2016, the Durham Police issued an arrest warrant for Dixon on the following charges:

  • Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Firearm (x2)
  • Going Armed to the Terror of the Public
  • Discharging a Firearm within the City Limits
  • Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon
  • Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling
  • Injury to Property

The JFTF spent countless hours conducting interviews and surveillance in an attempt to locate Dixon. Their efforts paid off when the JFTF positively identified Dixon stepping onto a City Bus in Durham.

Additional authorities were contacted and informed of the City Bus’ next stop. Members of the JFTF once again positively identified Dixon exiting off the Bus. Upon exiting the Bus Dixon noticed officers and attempted to walk in the opposite direction. The JFTF along with the Durham Police Department surrounded and converged on Dixon taking him into custody without incident. Dixon was transported to the Durham County Jail where he is being held on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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