Officers with the Rayne Police Department responded to King City Grocery, located at 280 W Jeff Davis Ave about an armed robbery that had taken place in the parking lot. The suspect was not located on scene. The investigation concluded Johnathon Dixon (22) of Rayne arrived at King City Grocery to meet with the victim under the pretext of selling a car radio. During the transaction, the suspect allegedly drew a handgun and demanded the victim’s money. Johnathon and the victim began fighting and the victim was able to flee. The suspect allegedly went into the victim’s car where he stole an Apple iPhone 11. An arrest warrant was obtained for Jonathan Dixon for the following offenses: attempted armed robbery, armed robbery firearm enhancement, simple burglary, certain felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm. The bond was set by District Court Judge David Smith at $235,000.
On March 3, 2021, a traffic stop was conducted on a Chevy Impala with Johnathon Dixon as the driver and sole occupant. Johnathan was arrested on the outstanding armed robbery arrest warrant as well as an outstanding domestic abuse battery arrest warrant. This domestic abuse battery warrant does not have a bond set. During the traffic stop, a handgun was found in the vehicle matching the description of the handgun used in the robbery. A warrantless arrest for another count of certain felon in possession of a firearm was completed.