Mississippi man returned to face charges

A Mississippi man is back in Lincoln Parish to face charges stemming from a shooting on Interstate 20 last year. 

Javis Dixon, 26, of Vicksburg was transferred from the Claiborne Parish Detention Center Wednesday afternoon and booked on numerous charges alleging he shot at an 18-wheeler truck on I-20 on May 28, 2021.

Once the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received the report that the driver of a gray Dodge Charger with Mississippi plates had reportedly shot an 18-wheeler truck which was westbound on I-20 in Lincoln Parish, neighboring agencies were notified.

Bienville Parish Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle traveling westbound at mile marker 69 and conducted a stop. A search of Dixon’s vehicle revealed marijuana, scales, drug paraphernalia, a box of .38 ammunition and a .38 revolver. In addition, $2,300 was found in the vehicle and another $1,141 located on Dixon’s person.

Dixon was initially booked into the Bienville Parish jail in lieu of $165,000 bail. His charges in Bienville included illegal carrying a weapon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of felony domestic abuse battery.

Arrest warrants were also obtained in Lincoln Parish investigators for attempted first degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, aggravated obstruction of a highway, and illegal use of weapons. Dixon’s bail on those charges totals $550,000.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

At some point, Dixon was housed in the Claiborne Parish Detention Center where he was picked last week by a Lincoln Parish deputy.

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