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Dixon indicted for killing two men

A McMinnville man has been indicted for two counts of first-degree murder for fatally shooting two Smithville residents in August.
David Howard Dixon, 44, of Hardaway Street, was indicted this week by the DeKalb County grand jury. While having a McMinnville address, Dixon has a lengthy criminal record in DeKalb County and has served time in prison.
He has a moderate arrest record in Warren County and several previous addresses here, according to courthouse records.
The murder indictments come after two men were found shot to death Aug. 7 on Tommy Harrell Street inside Smithville city limits. According to the TBI, the owner of the home, Ervin Beacham, 55, was found inside on his couch. Jose Sagahon Ticante, 43, was found outside with his body hidden under a tarp and lumber in the backyard.
Dixon was immediately developed as a suspect and was in custody later that day. While not charged with the murders at that time, Dixon has remained in jail on a violation of probation charge.
The bodies were found around noon on a Tuesday. A neighbor said she visited with Beacham the Monday night before and left his home around 9 p.m. Police have not said if they believe the murders were committed Monday night or Tuesday morning.
Robbery is the apparent motive. Police have not said why Dixon was considered a suspect.
Dixon has a lengthy criminal history including charges for possession of a handgun while under the influence, manufacture and delivery of a schedule IV drug, assault, public intoxication, violation of an order of protection, aggravated assault, theft, domestic assault, and simple possession.
With the murder indictments, Dixon has a bond of $200,000. He is scheduled to appear Dec. 10 in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

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