Kevin Dixon of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly sexually assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, news sources report. Dixon, 31, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, sexual battery, and false imprisonment. A judge ordered that he be held in lieu of $250,000. The press did not say whether Dixon has obtained a defense attorney.
According to reports, this is not the first time Dixon has been accused of violent crime. In 2006, he was convicted of two counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, violation of a domestic violence injunction order of protection, and burglary with assault in Miami-Dade County. He also has an open case for felony battery against him in Broward County, sources say. In addition, Dixon was reportedly convicted of domestic violence in Ohio in 2007.
This latest incident occurred around 11:30 Friday evening after the victim decided she no longer wanted to be in a relationship with Dixon, reports say. Dixon allegedly seized the victim by the throat and told her that if she was not going to be with him, she was not going to be with anyone. Dixon then pushed the victim onto her bed and sexually assaulted and strangled her, reports say.
The victim fought back. Dixon allegedly pulled her into the bathroom, still choking her. Dixon then told the victim that he would watch her take her final breath, then clean up the crime scene so he would never be caught, sources say. As the victim struggled, she reportedly kicked a hole in the wall. Reports say she then passed out.
According to reports, the victim later woke up and found that Dixon had taped her victim’s legs together and tied her hands together using a cord. The victim was left trapped in the home until 5:00 Saturday morning, when she was able to untie herself and escape. Reports say that, among other injuries, the victim sustained hemorrhaging in both of her eyes, a common side effect of strangulation. It is not known whether she has filed a restraining order.
In other news, Nicole Whitfield of Clearwater was arrested Friday after her two-year-old daughter was injured during an alleged drug deal, sources report. Whitfield, 27, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of child neglect. It is unclear whether she qualified for bail or hired legal representation.
According to reports, Whitfield brought her two-year-old daughter to a marijuana drug deal. Sources say that Whitfield left the victim in the car and got into another car to complete the deal. However, unbeknownst to Whitfield, the child attempted to follow her into the other car, sources say. Around the same time, reports say the drug deal went awry and the car began to move. The victim, who had already latched onto the car, was then dragged several feet, reports say.
The victim was later taken to the hospital for treatment; her injuries were minor. Temporary custody of the victim has been given to relatives while the Department of Children and Families investigated the incident, sources say. It remains to be seen whether the incident will affect the child’s long-term placement.