Johnson City

Police: Man stabbed pregnant woman at bus stop

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: According to the police report, the victim's name is Toni Johnson of Johnson City.

We contacted her mother and stepfather, who told us she and the baby were not seriously injured.

We'll have more updates as they are available.


UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: The Johnson City Police Department arrested Sanders L. Dixon, 22, and charged him with two counts of attempted first degree murder.

The following is from a press release from JCPD:

"The arrest came as the result of a stabbing investigation which occurred at a bus stop in east Johnson City. Dixon allegedly came up behind his pregnant girlfriend, who he was recently involved in an argument with. Witness accounts advised that Dixon stabbed her as she was getting on to the bus and then fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short distance away. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of her wounds.

Dixon was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of a $200,000 bond. Arraignment is set for 9:00 a.m. on 08-12-13 in Washington County General Sessions Court."

We'll have more details as they are available.


Johnson City police say a woman was stabbed around 9:30 Monday morning while getting onto a Johnson City Transit bus.

Police say right now she appears to have been stabbed by an ex-boyfriend at the bus stop at Baxter and Watauga streets.

She has non-life threatening injuries.

More information is expected to be released shortly.

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