Baylor safety charged with assault

DIXON_AHMADBy Paula Ann Solis
Staff Writer

Baylor safety and Waco senior Ahmad D. Dixon, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault, according to a public release form by Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department.

Dixon’s arrest stemmed from the alleged assault of a 21-year-old male the night of Sept. 16, according to the press release. The unidentified man reported to Waco police officers on Sept. 17 that he was attacked while he was visiting his cousin at The Grove apartment complex, where Dixon also lives The assailant was playing video games inside the apartment where the victim’s cousin lives.

Police said the alleged assault developed because the assailant believed the unidentified man broke into his apartment several months ago. When the man laughed at his accuser, according to the press release, the assailant began punching him repeatedly in the face and head, resulting in a possible concussion.

The victim told officers that he waited until the next day to report the assault because he and his family received threats from his attacker. When later photographed by police officers he showed signs of swelling and bruising on his face, head and elbow, according to the press release.

Detectives later interviewed Dixon in regards to the Sept. 16 attack then a warrant for his arrest was issued. Thursday afternoon, Dixon arrived at the McLennan County jail to turn himself in.

Dixon was then released after posting a $1,500 bond the same day.

Nick Joos, executive associate athletics director for external affairs, said the department is aware of the situation and is handling the matter internally as is its practice.