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Court Docs: Domestic Violence Suspect Who Prompted Beverly Hospital Lockdown Threatened to Kill Ex, Unborn Child

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    Man Accused of Threatening Ex a Suspect in Boston Murders

    Charles Dixon was arraigned in Boston Friday morning and is expected to face another judge in Salem later this afternoon

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    A Massachusetts man accused of threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and their unborn child faced a judge Friday after being taken into custody Thursday night by Boston and state police.

    Charles Dixon, 32, was arrested on Dudley Street in Boston after a short foot chase. After a brief appearance in a Roxbury courtroom on a charge of driving with a suspended license Friday morning, Dixon faced another judge in Salem District Court on multiple charges, including two counts of threat to commit a crime and one count each of assault on a family member.

    He was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Oct. 24.

    Dixon allegedly fled on Tuesday when he learned he faced a dangerousness hearing in Salem District Court on the domestic assault charge. Beverly police said a woman came into their station Sunday to report that Dixon, the father of her child and her ex-boyfriend, had threatened her and her unborn child.

    Domestic Violence Suspect to Appear in Court

    [NECN] Domestic Violence Suspect That Prompted Hospital Lockdown to Appear in Court

    A Massachusetts man accused of killing a pregnant ex-girlfriend, and threatening to have another ex-girlfriend and her unborn child killed, will appear before a judge Friday, one day after he was captured by Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police. Charles Dixon, 32, of of Reading, prompted Beverly Hospital to be placed on lockdown when investigators believed he could be in the area.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    On Wednesday night, there was a report that Dixon might have been in a wooded area near Hillcrest Drive in Beverly, which prompted a joint search by Beverly and state police patrols and tactical units and a lockdown of Beverly Hospital. However, he wasn't found in the vicinity.

    Court documents show that his ex-girlfriend in Beverly believed Dixon to be a suspect in a 2012 Boston shooting that left three dead, including another ex-girlfriend who was the mother of one of his children. Beverly police alluded to Dixon being a suspect in a a previous case in a statement Wednesday night.

    Beverly police said the woman who alerted them on Sunday to the alleged threats also described Dixon as a fentanyl and heroin dealer.

    Outside the Roxbury courtroom Friday morning, Dixon's cousin told NBC Boston she didn't believe the accusations.

    "Yes he may say hot-headed things - everybody says hot-headed things, everybody says things when they're mad - but to say that he's a killer, or he's trying to kill an unborn kid or he would kill you or he was a suspect in another murder, that's not the Charles Dixon, and that's not the Charles Dixon that she has a baby by," Natasha Bibbs said.

    It wasn't immediately clear if Dixon had an attorney.

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