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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Maryland Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison For Burglaries in Northwest Washington

Two Accomplices Earlier Sentenced for the Crimes

            WASHINGTON – Dana Dixon, 26, of Silver Spring, Md., was sentenced today to six years in prison for a pair of burglaries carried out in the middle of the day in Northwest Washington in September 2014, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.

            Dixon pled guilty in September 2016, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to two counts of second-degree burglary.  He was sentenced by the Honorable Zoe Bush. Upon completion of his prison term, Dixon will be placed on three years of supervised release. He also is required to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $7,284.

            According to the government’s evidence, Dixon committed two separate burglaries in Northwest Washington on Sept. 18, 2014.  First, Dixon, with two accomplices, Ramone Laird and Emmanuel Sumo, broke into an apartment in the 2900 block of Adams Mill Road NW with a crowbar, stole electronics, cash, and clothing, and in the process ransacked the apartment and damaged the front door. Dixon and his accomplices attempted to enter another apartment inside the building, but were unsuccessful when they could not breach the door with their crowbar.

            After leaving the building, Dixon, with his accomplices, broke into another apartment that same day in the 1800 block of Columbia Road NW, and again stole items from inside, ransacked the apartment, and damaged the front door. In response to a 911 call, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) apprehended Laird running from the residence with the stolen property from the second burglary in his possession. Sumo and Dixon successfully fled from the police. The police recovered surveillance video showing Dixon, Laird, and Sumo at both apartment complexes prior to the burglaries taking place.

            Laird and Sumo, both 22 and both from Silver Spring, Md., were previously sentenced to prison terms for their roles in the burglaries. At the time of his arrest, Dixon was serving a sentence in Maryland after having been convicted of gun offenses.

           In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District.  He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Supervisory Paralegal Specialist Sharon Newman, Paralegal Specialist Allison Daniels and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Macchiaroli and David Misler, who prosecuted the matter.

Press Release Number: 
16-226
Updated November 16, 2016