96-year-old Orange County man held down during home invasion

Orange County News

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the two masked men who came into an elderly man’s home, held him down and stole his guns and money.

UPDATE: Arrest made in March home invasion at 96-year-old Orange County man’s home

At 96-years-old, Jessie Dixon said he was in bed when these two intruders came in the night of March 5.

“It almost scared me to death,” Dixon said.

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Dixon doesn’t live in the front house — after his wife died he said it didn’t feel right. He’s been living in the trailer behind it.

“I was going to sleep,” Dixon said.

Dixon told CBS 17 one of the intruders held him down.

“Pistol, they got my shotgun, they got my rifle. Then they got the car,” Dixon explained.

Dixon said they also stole his wallet with about $90 inside and then took off in his car. 

“They asked me did he hallucinate, I told them no. He’s got a good mind. Matter of fact, he still drives,” Roy Burt, Dixon’s son-in-law said.

Burt lives right across the street from Dixon. The 96-year-old is staying with his son-in-law for the time being. Dixon said he doesn’t t feel safe in his own home.

“If there’s anything he can do to help you he’ll try to do it. He’s got more friends than I do,” Burt said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the home invasion. They said Dixon’s car was found just a few hours after the break-in at a nearby mobile home park.

Authorities said Raymond Dixon is one of the men behind it. Burt confirmed Raymond is Jessie Dixon’s grandson.

Burt said he wasn’t surprised because Raymond has a criminal record.

Investigators said they’d obtained arrest warrants for Raymond Dixon. He’ll be charged with first-degree burglary, common law robbery, two counts of larceny of a firearm, two counts of possession of firearm by a felon and second-degree kidnapping.

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