Arrest in Woodley Rd. store shooting case

Gerrard Dixon (Montgomery Police Dept.)
Gerrard Dixon (Montgomery Police Dept.)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police say they've made a break in the Oct. 31 Woodley Road convenience store robbery case that left a clerk critically wounded. The prime suspect was taken into custody Wednesday following a police chase connected to a Fort Deposit bank robbery.

Gerrard Dixon, 35, of Cross Creek Drive is with first-degree robbery and attempted murder. He's accused of robbing the Road Runner gas station Halloween night before shooting the clerk multiple times.

Both charges are Class A felonies punishable upon conviction by life imprisonment or 10 to 99 years.

Investigators say Dixon has been a prime suspect, but his whereabouts were not known. They got their answer following the police pursuit of a brown Cadillac Deville around 2:00pm Wednesday.

Montgomery police officers spotted the vehicle at the intersection of Ann Street and Highland Avenue and attempted to stop it on the Atlanta Highway. The vehicle fled through the Forest Hills neighborhood, with officers in pursuit.

Dixon, identified as the driver of the Cadillac, and a male and female passenger were taken into custody shortly after bailing out of the moving vehicle.

Dixon was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under bonds totaling $120,000.

Police would not release any additional information, citing an ongoing investigation as the reason.