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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:00 am

Gun drawn in burglary; 8 felony charges filed

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne man is facing eight felony charges including burglary and intimidation when a deadly weapon is drawn after his ex-girlfriend told police he broke into her home and held a loaded gun to her head.

Karl Dixon entered the home through a window early Sunday morning while she was asleep, the woman told investigators.

“Karl then pushed the gun to her forehead and told her to unlock it (her phone) or he would kill her and everyone in the house, including her son,” a probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Allen Superior Court states.

Dixon, 42, is charged with burglary, intimidation when a deadly weapon is drawn, intimidation where the threat is to commit a forcible felony, criminal recklessness, pointing a firearm at another, domestic battery, domestic battery in the presence of a child and theft.

He faces up to 391/2 years in prison if he is convicted of each charge.

Police were called to the home about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, but Dixon and the woman were gone. She told Dixon she had to go to work and met a Fort Wayne police officer in a parking lot, where she told the officer what happened.

Dixon reportedly called the woman while she was talking to the officer and was crying. He said he didn't want to go back to jail, according to the affidavit.

Dixon pleaded guilty in 2016 to domestic battery and was sentenced to a year in prison, court records show.

mleblanc@jg.net