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Published on: 10/11/2017

Stillwater Man Admits Pulling Knife On Officer

Patti Weaver


(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man has admitted pulling a knife on a Stillwater police officer while he was investigating a reported shoplifting at Best Buy on N. Perkins Road on April 7, 2015.

Neither the suspect, who was tased while running, nor the officer received significant injuries, Stillwater Police Captain Kyle Gibbs said in a news release.

Corey Matthew Dixon, 27, who pleaded guilty last week to assault and battery on a police officer, was given a one-year jail term followed by four years of probation with extensive conditions — including enrolling in and successfully completing the Payne County Drug Court program.

For that felony count, Dixon was also ordered to have a substance abuse evaluation, undergo random drug tests and pay a $960 prosecution fee along with $550 in other assessments. Dixon was ordered to pay $169 in restitution on his misdemeanor shoplifting count.

Dixon was free on bond in that attack on a Stillwater police officer when he was arrested on Feb. 26 of this year after fleeing from his car that crashed during a police chase, court records show.

In court last week, Dixon also pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a police officer in Stillwater, possessing marijuana, having drug paraphernalia, and obstructing an officer by running from the scene of an accident.

His sentencing on those charges was postponed, as part of a plea bargain, until Oct. 3, 2018, after he completes the Payne County Drug Court program.

Dixon was also ordered to pay restitution on two other shoplifting charges, along with the cost of his incarceration and $500 in fines.