By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Brewton man, initially charged with attempted murder after a violent 2014 assault on his wife but eventually convicted of a lesser charge, was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
Roger Anthony Dixon was arrested in March 2014 after the domestic incident. He originally faced charges of attempted murder, domestic violence-strangulation, sexual torture and first-degree kidnapping.
A jury convicted him of the strangulation charge but acquitted him on all the others, and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. On the date of his hearing, Dixon had served seven years, two months and 27 days of the sentence. He had previously served nearly three and a half years of a 5-year sentence after a 2007 conviction for shooting into an occupied building.
Currently housed at Mobile Work Release, Dixon’s minimum release date without pardon or parole is June 12, 2035.