UPDATED: Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest Following Report of Shooting on I-20

According to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday, May 28, 2021 at approximately 8:53 a.m., the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office advised that a gray Dodge Charger with Mississippi tags driven by a black male should be entering Bienville Parish via I-20. The driver had purportedly shot an 18 wheeler which was westbound on I-20 in Lincoln Parish.

Deputies located the vehicle travelling westbound on I-20 at mile marker 69 and made a traffic stop. The driver Javis Dixon of Vicksburg, Mississippi gave deputies consent to search his vehicle which revealed marijuana, scales, drug paraphernalia, a box of 38 ammunition and a 38 revolver.  Additionally $2300 was found in the vehicle and another $1141 located on Dixon’s person.

Dixon is being held in the Bienville Parish Jail in lieu of $165,000 bond. His charges include illegal carrying of a weapon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery (felony).

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

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