Shooting & Armed Robber Sentenced

A Rocky Mount man who pleaded no contest to charges he shot a man in the back was sent to prison for at least 13 years.

Johnnie Dixon, Jr. pleaded no contest in Craven County Monday to the October 2010 shooting and robbery near Vanceboro. Deputies say Greg Leary was shot twice when Dixon and two others went to Leary's house to buy a gun.

Judge Arnold Jones sentenced Dixon to serve between 72 and 92 months on the shooting charge, and another 60 to 81 months on the armed robbery count. Dixon was given credit for jail time already served and will receive psychiatric care while in prison.

Brandon Moore of Rocky Mount, and a juvenile were also charged in the case.


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  • by get the story straight on Sep 27, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    Glad the guy got time, but news to me that Mr. Leary ever lived on the Butler Ford Rd. this happened in the woods behind the church off a dirt road. I believe everyone should do time for the crimes they commit. I wonder if they will but Mr. Dixon and Mr. Leary in the same correction facility, better yet cell mates. Now that's a funny thought to ponder. Yeah that is correct, Mr. Leary is in prison right now too, how ironic is that. Two upstanding citizens these two are.
  • by UH-HUH on Sep 27, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    Dixon look like he really sorry for what he did
  • by ggrdvg on Sep 27, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    My prayers be with you Mr. Dixon. To his mother, brother, and sisters you already know the LORD got this.Just keep your heads up and look to the LORD.
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      by anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 05:26 PM in reply to ggrdvg
      thank u so much! all we can do is continue to pray for our brother and know God has his reasons for everything, altho i feel as if the punishment was too harsh, but God's got this!!! so again thank u
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011 at 02:14 PM
    We will miss you lil bro....
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    Mr. Dixon has excellent form with his head tilted like that. WORD!
  • by lol on Sep 27, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    What? I see two fine outstanding citizens. I bet they do lots of volunteer work too!
  • by Dumb Semian on Sep 27, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    and stupid wanna be.Or should I say is be.
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      by Be careful on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM in reply to Dumb Semian
      Be careful of the comments as though to judge, as if your life is without a smudge.Yes,there's consequences for the things we do but remember our comments have conquences too!(There's life & death in the power of our tongue)
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