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FD burglary suspect facing more charges

Dixon charged with robbery, faces gang-related charges

October 12, 2012
By PETER KASPARI, , Messenger News

A teenager who was charged with burglarizing a Fort Dodge business is back in custody after allegedly robbing another local store.

Nikolas M. Dixon, 18, of Fort Dodge, is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of clothing from The Buckle at Crossroads Mall.

Dixon was allegedly at the store on Sept. 26, putting the items in his backpack. When the assistant manager told Dixon to stop, he allegedly ran out of the store with the backpack.

He rammed the assistant manager with his shoulder and elbow, then pushed her into a door as he was running out of the mall, according to the criminal complaint filed with the Webster County attorney's office.

The cost of the items he allegedly took is $600.

Fort Dodge Police arrested Dixon on Oct. 11 and found evidence that suggested he was selling drugs, according to the complaint. That evidence included small plastic bags containing marijuana and scales bearing traces of drugs, the complaint stated. He was dressed in clothing that indicated he was a member of a street gang, the complaint said.

Dixon later told investigators he used the scales to weigh drugs and confirmed he was a gang member.

He made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Friday morning on five charges: second-degree robbery, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, criminal gang participation, possession of unlabled prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Magistrate William Thatcher ordered Dixon held on $21,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 19.

Before his arrest Thursday, Dixon had been released from jail while awaiting a court appearance on charges that he broke into Yomi's Hidden Treasures on Sept. 27.

That day, police officers were flagged down by someone who said a man was hiding behind Yomi's and appeared to be breaking in. When officers responded, Dixon allegedly ran away from them. Officers later found Dixon in a wooded area after surrounding him.

He's facing charges of third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal mischief and interference with official acts in that case.



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