By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore woman is free on bond after her December 10 arrest for shooting into an occupied vehicle at a local convenience store five days earlier.
Atmore Police Department reports show that 22-year-old Samantha Lynette Dixon of a 5th Avenue address is charged with two counts of attempted murder in relation to the incident, which was apparently a part of an ongoing disagreement between the local woman and her intended victim.
According to reports, Dixon and the woman were involved in a verbal altercation outside the store when Dixon pulled a handgun and fired several times at her nemesis.
“Ms. Dixon shot at the victim in the parking lot of ‘The Yellow Store’ [Speedy’s, on East Nashville Avenue] on December 5,” Chief Chuck Brooks said. “Apparently, there was an ongoing feud between the two.”
Luckily, the shots didn’t hit the woman with whom Dixon was angry, or the person inside the vehicle with her.
“There was another occupant in the car,” Brooks said. “Nobody was hit, and there were no other individuals or vehicles involved.”
There was, however, damage to the vehicle into which Dixon shot, and she was also charged with causing that damage.
Escambia County Detention Center records show that the Atmore woman was processed into the county jail on two counts of attempted murder and one count of second-degree criminal mischief.
She was freed several hours after her arrest, when a $100,000 bond was posted. The bond agreement stipulates that Dixon must have no contact with the intended shooting victim.