Starting to notice a pattern….
Via Journal News
Videos showing a chaotic scene between guests and police last week at the Fairfield Aquatic Center continue to fuel debate over what happened before and during the confrontation that led to four arrests and allegations of officers exhibiting excessive use of force.
Police arrested two adults — Krystal Dixon and Maya Dixon — and two children on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a large fight June 9 at the city-owned pool on Augusta Boulevard. They said the four refused to leave.
Attorney Clyde Bennett, who represented both women at their arraignment Wednesday, said his clients did nothing wrong and that charges against them should be dismissed.
Both women have faced charges of disorderly conduct and/or resisting arrest in other courts, according to records obtained by the Journal-News.
Maya Dixon, 34, of Columbus, pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges in 1999 and 2000 in Hamilton Municipal Court. She has also been charged twice previously with resisting arrest. A 2005 charge in Hamilton County was dismissed, and she was found guilty of resisting arrest in 2000 in Hamilton Municipal Court.
During arraignment Wednesday, Judge Joyce Campbell noted that Maya Dixon had prior traffic charges of a seat belt violation and a child restraint violation that date back to 2001. Both are minor misdemeanors, but Campbell said Dixon “avoided showing up” for court on those charges.
Krystal Dixon, 33, of Cincinnati, had a charge of assault reduced to disorderly conduct in a 2002 case in Massillon Municipal Court in Stark County.
In the Fairfield pool incident, Krystal Dixon was charged with a third-degree misdemeanor of disorderly conduct, with a penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. Maya Dixon’s disorderly conduct charge is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, with 30 days in jail and/or a $250 fine. Resisting arrest is a second-degree misdemeanor, with a maximum 90 days in jail and/or a $750 fine.