FREDERICK – On August 27, 2018, Ronald Dixon, 56, of Germantown, MD appeared before the Honorable William R. Nicklas, Jr. for sentencing. To date, Mr. Dixon has continued his defiance of his child support obligation, and his arrears are nearly $55,000. He was sentenced to a total of 28 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 5 years suspended and will be placed on 3 years of supervised probation upon release.
On August 2, 2018, following a jury trial and deliberations of less than ten minutes, the jury returned a guilty verdict against Ronald E. Dixon, Jr. of Germantown, Maryland. Mr. Dixon was convicted of: Constructive Criminal Contempt; Non-Support of a Minor; Forgery-Private Document; Possession of a Forged Document; and Issuing a False Document.
The State proved that Mr. Dixon was in criminal contempt of his order to pay child support and criminal non-support of his now 7 year old minor child. Mr. Dixon has never paid child support, and at the time of charging, his arrears exceeded $44,000. The State further proved that Mr. Dixon counterfeited an MVA compliance letter, normally issued by the Frederick County Department of Social Services, in order to obtain his driving privilege after it had been suspended for child support non-compliance. Mr. Dixon altered a previously issued letter, and forged the signature of his case agent. He then issued the document at the MVA, and his privilege was fraudulently reinstated.
The State was represented by Assistant State’s Attorneys William Prunka and Richard Gibbs.
Charles Smith, III
Frederick County State’s Attorney