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Man Arrested and Charged with Rifle Assault

David Dixon, 42, of Berkeley Springs was arrested Saturday evening for rifle assault.

ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD - David Dixon, 42, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia was arrested Saturday evening for a rifle assault.

It happened near the
Silver Springs Drive area of Little Orleans. When troopers arrived on the scene, the complainant had shot a deer, and was waiting on the side of the roadway for a vehicle to help collect the deer.

Dixon pulled up to this location, he began shooting a rifle towards the victims. Several shots were reported to be fired. The victims were forced to leave the area for safety.

No information has been received of Dixon's relationship with the complainant.

Troopers then arrested and charged Dixon with  four counts each of first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless  endangerment. Dixon was also  charged
with numerous firearms violations including possession of a rifle  with a felony conviction, and firearm use in the commission of a felony.

No one was injured during the incident.
Dixon was  taken to a District Court Commissioner and held on a $100,000 bond.

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