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'NASTY' IS NABBED, 'RAM' STILL RUNNING

PIO Number: 02-9-2

BSO Case Number: BS02-08-12861 (Update #3)

Place of Occurrence: Driftwood Terrace Apartments, 3128 NW 19th St., unincorporated Broward

Victim(s): 1. Jerry “Jay” Smith, 30, 12/12/71, 1413 NW 11th St., Lauderhill (DECEASED)
2. John Calixte, 26, 7/31/76, 1980 NE 77th St., Deerfield Beach (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): 1. Demitrius “Nasty” Dixon, 30, 12/31/71, 811 SW 4th St., Ft. Lauderdale (CAPTURED)
2. Maurice “Ram” Jackson, 28, 8/7/74, 1471 NW 32nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale (AT LARGE)

Description of Incident:

A double murder suspect wanted by Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives has been arrested in Daytona Beach and will soon be transported to the BSO Main Jail. A second man wanted for questioning in connection with the crime is still running from authorities.

Demitrius “Nasty” Dixon was arrested without incident at about 9:30 last night after a Daytona Beach police officer found the murder suspect sitting outside a home at 536 S. Carolina Avenue. Following the August 27, 2002 double killing at an apartment complex in unincorporated Broward County, BSO investigators contacted authorities in Daytona Beach and told them that the 30-year old Dixon might be heading their way to lay low with friends in the area.

Dixon’s partner in crime, 28-year old Maurice “Ram” Jackson, is still being sought for questioning about last month’s fatal shooting at the Driftwood Terrace Apartments. It was shortly before 2:00 p.m. when bullets started flying at the complex at 3128 NW 19th Street. When the gunfire stopped, two men were dead. The deceased were later identified as 30-year old Jerry “Jay” Smith of 1413 NW 11th Street in Lauderhill and
26-year old John Calixte of 1980 NE 77th Street in Deerfield Beach.

BSO investigators believe that “Nasty” Dixon lured Calixte to the apartment complex, planning to steal drugs from Calixte. When Calixte arrived, Dixon and Smith were there, armed and waiting to waylay Calixte. All three men pulled guns and a firefight ensued. When it was all over, at least twenty bullets had been fired. Two of the rounds found Smith. Calixte was shot fourteen times. Dixon fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Jackson.

Maurice “Ram” Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should dial 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000.00 may be available for anonymous information leading to Jackson’s arrest.

INVESTIGATORS: Dets. G. Bukata & K. Kaminsky, CI This report by:

Hugh Graf
9/2/02 4:20 PM

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