Suspect in homicide case delayed

Published 1:01 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A scheduled preliminary hearing for Jacqueline Dixon was delayed Tuesday because the arresting officers in the Selma Police Department (SPD) did not appear to testify in the Dallas County Courthouse.

Dixon, 38, was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of her husband, Carl Omar Dixon, 44 on July 31. The shooting occurred on the block of 2113 Church Street. SPD Chief of Police Spencer Collier said officers found Carl Dixon unresponsive in the front yard of the residence.

Dallas County District Court Judge Bob Armstrong announced Tuesday that the case will continue.

With SPD Sgt. Jeffery Hardy being the lead investigator in the case placed on administrative leave, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said the case is in limbo.

Dixon declined an interview request by The Selma Times-Journal Tuesday.

At the time of the shooting, Dixon was booked into the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 bond, but she later made bond.

Dixon also had an active Judicial Protection from Abuse Order against her husband, according to Jackson and Collier. Court records reveal Dixon requested the order two years ago. Collier said enforcement of the protection was not always enforced.