Rape Suspect Arrested in Springfield

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Springfield, MO
– U.S. Marshals and Springfield Police
detectives arrested a Springfield man on Friday for charges stemming
from an armed rape earlier this month.

On July 2nd, Greene County prosecutors charged
Deshields Dixon, age 29 of Springfield, with multiple crimes including
Rape, Robbery, and Armed Criminal Action. Dixon’s charges derive from
the armed rape of a Springfield woman earlier this month, in a case
investigated by the Springfield Police Department.

The U.S. Marshals Service-Midwest Violent
Fugitive Task Force joined the hunt for Dixon on July 6th. Clues led
task force investigators to an apartment near National and Cherry
streets in Springfield. On Friday evening, Marshals Service
investigators along with detectives from the Springfield Police-Special
Investigations Unit took Dixon into custody without incident. Officers
booked Dixon into the Greene County Jail on Friday evening pending
initial court hearings in the matter.

“This case was a priority for the Marshals
Service,” said Mark James, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of
Missouri. “Dixon is a predator, and Springfield is a safer place to live
with him behind bars.”
The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive
Task Force—Springfield Division, partners with members of the Greene
County Sheriff’s Office, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the
Springfield Police Department, and the Billings Police Department. The
mission of U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs is to find and arrest
fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders, and
other serious felonies. To accomplish this mission, the U.S. Marshals
Service partners with local law enforcement agencies in 94 district
offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well
as many foreign countries.

Submit tips on fugitives directly and anonymously
to the U.S. Marshals Service by downloading the USMS Tips app to your
Apple or Android device, or online at:


Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.


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