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Update: Man charged with trying to kill pregnant girlfriend while boarding Johnson City Transit bus

August 12th, 2013 10:23 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Update: Man charged with trying to kill pregnant girlfriend while boarding Johnson City Transit bus

Johnson City police interview riders that were on the bus when a woman was stabbed as she was entering the bus. The bus was at the intersection of Baxter Street and E. Watauga Ave. Ron Campbell/Johnson City Press

Johnson City police arrested a Massachusetts man suspected of trying to kill his pregnant girlfriend and the couple's unborn child as they started to board a city transit bus, according to a department press release.

Sanders L. Dixon, 22, 38 High St. Apt. 101, Springfield, Mass., was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. According to police, Dixon stabbed the woman, still unidentified by police, in the back. In the release, police said the two had recently been involved in an argument.

The stabbing happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the corner of Watagua Avenue and Baxter Street. The bus had stopped at the corner and the woman was getting ready to board when Dixon came up behind her and stabbed her.

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Earlier story

A pregnant woman getting ready to board a Johnson City transit bus
Monday morning was apparently stabbed by a man standing behind her,
according to a witness.


It happened around 9:30 a.m. at Watauga Avenue and Baxter Street.


“This lady was getting on the bus and this man stabbed her in the back,” said Kevin West, who was on the bus at the time.


“She screamed and turned around and asked the guy what he did. When
she turned back around she had a knife in her hand, like she had pulled
it out of her back,” he said. “She said she was pregnant.”

Read more at JohnsonCitypress.com


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