...A car chase between an Osceola County deputy sheriff [Mario Dixon] and his ex-girlfriend ended late Tuesday with the deputy in handcuffs and facing possible loss of his badge... The woman told deputies Dixon had never hurt her before or acted like that in the past. But as he drove after her, she felt in fear for her life...
OSCEOLA COUNTY DEPUTY SUSPENDED AFTER STALKING ARREST
Henry Pierson Curtis
Aug 26, 2009
2:50 p.m. EDT, August 26, 2009
[Excerpts] A car chase between an Osceola County deputy sheriff and his ex-girlfriend ended late Tuesday with the deputy in handcuffs and facing possible loss of his badge. Mario Dixon, 26, pursued the woman for several miles and repeatedly pulled alongside her vehicle to try to get her to stop, according to the sheriff's office. The confrontation began when the identified woman, who recently broke up with the married deputy, returned to his home to pick up her clothing, a report stated. At first, Dixon would not let the woman leave. Then, he followed her outside and began yelling and banging on the windows and doors of her vehicle, the report stated. When Dixon broke off the chase, the woman called 911 at 11:51 p.m. She told sheriff's officials she had dated Dixon since January but broke up with him because he had not divorced his estranged wife... While his ex-girlfriend told investigators she had feared for her life during the chase, Dixon said he followed her because "he wanted to make sure she made it home safely"... [Full article here]
OSCEOLA SHERIFF'S DEPUTY CHARGED WITH STALKING
Michael W. Freeman
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 2:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 2:07 p.m.
[Excerpts]... Mario Dixon, 26, a deputy sheriff who has been with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office since 2004, was booked into the Osceola County Jail with no bond. He was also placed on administrative suspension until the sheriff’s office can complete its criminal investigation. Once that’s been completed, the department will also do an internal investigation of this case... The woman told deputies Dixon had never hurt her before or acted like that in the past. But as he drove after her, she felt in fear for her life... Based on the information provided to deputies by the ex-girlfriend, Dixon was arrested and charged with stalking-dating violence. [Full article here]
DEPUTY CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC STALKING
August 26, 2009
[Excerpts] ...Deputies said Mario Dixon followed her in his vehicle for several miles. The victim told deputies Dixon pulled up next to her car and was screaming at her continuously, trying to get her to pull over. Dixon eventually stopped following her and she was able to pull into a public parking area on US-192 and Partin Settlement Road in Osceola County to wait for deputies to arrive... Dixon was placed on administrative suspension pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Officers say an internal investigation also will be conducted. [Full article here]
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Shame he was not a Sergeant with an adjoining campground to an SO Major. He would probably be right back at work.ReplyDelete
Many officers do much worst & have kept their jobs. I'm sure he wasn't in the "click" that many agencies have. He should have kept his job, nobody wants to say that the Judge dismissed the case, because his own agency did not have probable cause to arrest him.ReplyDelete
Your words support the worst side of this profession.Delete
Why is that? Is it because it is the truth? I don't condone domestic by any means but make sure the facts are established before you tarnish a person's life, as they did to this guy. You would think that after 5 years of being on the job, this guy would have a history of being in trouble.ReplyDelete