Macon man draws gun on deputies, gets arrested

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MATTHEW DIXON III

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Macon man who attempted to flee and later pulled a gun on them. 

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:26 a.m. on October 4. Deputies responded to the 600 block of Poplar Street about a suspicious person.

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Authorities say when deputies arrived, they found a man in a red Humvee. When the man saw the deputies, he tried to flee on foot as they approached him. 

After a short foot chase, deputies managed to detain the suspect.

Authorities identified the suspect as 32-year-old Matthew Dixon III, of Macon. While being taken into custody, Dixon pulled a gun on the deputies.

The charges

Deputies took Dixon to the Bibb County Jail and charged him with the following: 

    • Entering Auto
    • Willful Obstruction of a Peace Officer
    • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Authorities set his bond at $11,750.00.   

Anyone with information 

If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.