ASHLEY ANTOINETTE DIXON RECEIVES AN EXTRA 6 MONTHS IN JAIL. SHE ALSO PICKED UP ASSAULT CHARGE WHILE IN CUSTODY.
A 32 year old ASHLEY DIXON appeared handcuffed in courtroom 102 today before His Honour Justice Marc Bode to plead guilty to assault with a weapon, theft under 5000$ and she has a new charge of assault from the Correctional Center.
Dixon is about 5’6” tall, medium build, very dark complexion and dressed in black clothing. Her hair is tied straight back but she has a very small cornrow running horizontally across the brow of her forehead. She looks very angry.
Defence lawyer is Gil Labine and Crown Attorney is Emily Delaney.
Admitted facts in court are that on March 12,2018 at 4:45pm that Ashley Dixon had been wandering around Walmart on West Arthur for hours filling a shopping cart, acting suspicious and pulling tags off items to put in her bag. She also placed some clothing items in her bag. She had been followed by a Loss Prevention Officer the whole time.
She went to the exit of the store and abandoned shopping cart before leaving store but left store with items in her bag. She was arrested outside and brought inside to an area under video surveillance. As her bag was being searched and stolen merchandise was being retrieved, Dixon reached for a knife and swung the blade at the Loss Prevention Officer’s face, narrowly missing him. She fled the store and was arrested by Thunder Bay Police. Dixon was charged and denied bail. She was transferred to Thunder Bay Correctional Center.
On March 21,2018 at the Thunder Bay Correctional Center, an argument broke out between several female inmates. The inmates were ordered to go back to their cells. Along the way, inmate Crystal Towegeshig (girlfriend of convicted murderer Nick Necan, more to come about Crystal in another story) called Dixon racial slurs which spurred Dixon to attack Towegeshig by punching her in the head.
Court hears that Dixon has a Grade 11 education and is from Brampton. She claims to manage property there and do volunteer work and wants to go to university to take psychology.
However, in Thunder Bay, she’s been accumulating criminal charges and working as a prostitute which is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
She admits to having anger issues.
In January 2017, she was sentenced and part of her probation order was to return to Brampton to deal with outstanding charges there, which she never did.
Inside Edition sources say that she’s been committing welfare and bank frauds wherever she goes and had a long history of theft.
Judge Bode is ready to rule on the joint submission. He notes her recent, related and significant criminal record.
“You’ve been in court here a few times now. I have to pay attention to your use of a knife. This is the least sentence you can get in this case” Judge Bode states.
Dixon has spent 17 days in custody. That’s enhanced to 26 days. Dixon is sentenced to time served on the assault.
Dixon receives 15 days consecutive on the theft under 5000$ and she gets 5 months and 15 days for the attack on the Walmart Officer
THAT’S A TOTAL OF 6 MONTHS MORE FROM TODAY.
She’s also given 12 months probation, 10 year weapon prohibition and a DNA order.
She also receives a 300$ victim surcharge fine.
Judge Bode concludes with “Once you have a knife, you act different and think differently. You carry a gun, you get shot. You carry a knife, you get stabbed. Just some free common sense advice”.
Dixon is led out of the courtroom to go back to the Correctional Center. She’ll most likely be released in 4 months.
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