First degree murder indictments were returned by the Grand Jury Monday, November 26 against a McMinnville man in the fatal shooting of two Smithville men in August.
44 year old David Howard Dixon of Hardaway Street, McMinnville was named in a sealed indictment charging him with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of 55 year old Ervin Raymon Beacham and Jose Sagahon Ticante. Dixon is under a $200,000 bond and he will appear for arraignment in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday, December 10
The case against Dixon was presented to the grand jury by Dan Friel of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Dixon was picked up after the murders on August 7 and has been incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail without bond since for violation of probation and for failure to appear.
Beacham was found dead in his Tommy Harrell Street home Tuesday afternoon, August 7 . The body of Ticante was reportedly found beneath a pile of debris in the back yard of the residence. Both men had apparently been shot.
Neither the TBI nor Smithville Police have disclosed any details of the case since the day of the murders.