Police Identify ‘Persons of Interest’ in Robbery and Murder Case of Alabama Truck Driver

Jackson, AL – A 72-year-old truck driver murdered late last month near Jackson may soon get justice as investigators say they have identified persons of interest.

According to new reporting from multiple local news outlets closely monitoring the investigation surrounding the murder of log truck driver Thearthor Dixon of Thomasville, AL, Jackson Police have identified two men as persons of interest.




 

This week, Jackson Police Chief Jerry Taylor said investigators identified 22-year-old Hikeem Edmond and 20-year-old Kylyn Taylor as persons of interest in Dixon’s death.

Both men are currently jailed in the Montgomery County Detention Center on kidnapping and robbery charges unrelated to Dixon’s murder.

However, police have said the likely motive in Dixon’s death was also robbery.

Edmond and Taylor are facing charges for a robbery at a Clark County convenience store on December 31, 2020.




 

Dixon was found dead in the early morning hours of January 28, 2021, near his truck parked close to Walker Springs Road in Jackson.

Police say Dixon was shot multiple times while in his truck.

An employee at a nearby gravel pit made the sad discovery.

Edmond and Taylor were arrested on the unrelated kidnapping and robbery charges on January 29 — one day after Dixon’s murder.

TransportationNation.com will continue to follow the case.

 


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