Johnson City man charged with multiple felonies after altering order of protection

Published 1:54 pm Monday, October 18, 2021

According to Chief Deputy Leighta Laitinen, a Johnson City man has been charged after an investigation revealed he altered an order of protection summons.

The investigation began on October 10, when David A. Dixon, 30, 123 Old Watson Road, Johnson City, contacted 911 and requested an order of protection he had taken out be served on his estranged wife. The protection order also included protecting the couple’s small child from the wife.
 
Upon further investigation by the Washington County Criminal Investigations Division it was learned that Dixon had requested an order of protection from Washington County Chancery Court, but it had not been issued. Evidence revealed that Dixon altered the document to make it appear that the court had issued it, and he and his child were protected from his wife.
 
Deputies arrested Dixon on Monday, Oct. 18, and charged him with three felonies including: forgery, criminal simulation, and false reporting. Dixon is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on October 18 at 9 a.m.