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Sanford bank robbery suspect caught after collision

Posted November 2, 2010
Updated November 3, 2010

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— Police said the man who robbed a Sanford bank Tuesday wrecked himself into an arrest.

Joseph Michael Dixon III, 32, of 6981 Sheriff Watson Road in Sanford, led police on a brief, high-speed chase on Academy Street before he wrecked. 

Witnesses told police a man wearing a werewolf mask walked into Capital Bank, at 2800 Williams St., handed a teller a note demanding money, then left in a blue sedan.

Police charged Dixon with one count of common law robbery and one count of felony speeding to elude arrest. He could face other driving violations as well. He was jailed in Lee County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

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  • Pumpkin Nov 3, 2010

    GONCAMPN2 - why does evrything have to be so political? Get a life! Plus it takes one to know one.

  • bear2010 Nov 3, 2010

    there should be a law anyone wearing a mask in the bank should be shot as soon as he walk thru the doors

  • WOW1979 Nov 3, 2010

    sbattle04 - Roanoke Rapids man charged with child prostitution - and is under a $5,000 bond and this man is under $150,000 daaaaaaaaaaaaH! We have the smartest of smarts in the system

    I was going to say the same thing! Apparently its ok to molest children and put them in to prostitution but dont rob a flipping bank! WOW! Well if you are going to commit a crime, do it in Halifax County!

  • sbattle04 Nov 3, 2010

    Roanoke Rapids man charged with child prostitution - and is under a $5,000 bond and this man is under $150,000 daaaaaaaaaaaaH! We have the smartest of smarts in the system

  • goncampn2 Nov 3, 2010

    Another graduate of the wonderful Democratic social welfare system!!

  • Jax is proud to be an American Nov 3, 2010

    So he was charged in common law robbery and felony speeding to elude arrest? Shouldnt the bank robbery be a felony? Something is wrong with that.

  • wildcat Nov 3, 2010

    20 years in prison for this jokester. He should have been charged for wearing a mask in the bank.

  • outback1967 Nov 3, 2010

    Good...one more down...keep up the good work LEO's !!!

  • mikeyj Nov 2, 2010

    poietic JUSTICE

  • GWALLY Nov 2, 2010

    ..."Joseph Michael Dixon III, 32, of 6981 Sheriff Watson Road..."

    LOL, really...he lived on the "Sheriff Watson's" road...???