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4/22/2020 4:49:00 PM
(L-R) Maxwell Lynn Dixon, Sandy Monet Dixon and Antwan Boyd
(L-R) Maxwell Lynn Dixon,
Sandy Monet Dixon and Antwan Boyd

Catawba County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has responded to two shooting incidents this week. 

On Monday afternoon (April 20th) deputies responded to a report of a FedEx driver being chased in his vehicle on Smyre Farm Road.  The driver explained that he had run over a dog while pulling into a driveway on Rome Jones Road in Newton.  The driver said he left the premises and stopped on Knolls Drive a short distance away to call his supervisor.  When he did, Maxwell Lynn Dixon, 23, and his mother, Sandy Monet Dixon, 51, arrived in their vehicle and began yelling at the driver.  Being fearful, the driver then fled to the Highway Patrol District Office.  Maxwell Dixon is alleged to have fired three shots at the FedEx vehicle with a semi-automatic handgun, all of them striking the rear door. 

Dixon was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on an $11,000 secured bond. 

Sandy Dixon was charged with aiding & abetting assault with a deadly weapon.  She was released on a $1500 secured bond.

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On Tuesday (April 21st), deputies responded to a report of a person shooting into multiple residences and vehicles in the 4800 block of Old Catawba Rd. Eyewitnesses reported Antwan Boyd, 35, struck two separate residences and three separate vehicles with gunfire. The shooting allegedly stemmed from an ongoing domestic dispute between Boyd, a woman with whom he shares children, and that woman’s boyfriend. During the incident, it is alleged that the boyfriend returned gunfire. A crime scene investigation at the residences on Old Catawba Rd confirmed at least 15 rounds had been fired between the two shooters. 

Boyd, a Catawba County resident, was located at a residence on Pioneer Drive in Newton. A 9-millimeter carbine style semiautomatic rifle was located and seized from that location. The rifle is believed to be the weapon Boyd fired on Old Catawba Rd.  

A search of Boyd’s vehicle confirmed it had been struck by gunfire multiple times. 

Boyd was charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and three counts of injury to personal property. He was  jailed under a $25,000 secured bond.

No charges were filed against the boyfriend.   

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