TROY — An Englewood man, the first of five convicted for a Sept. 29, 2016 home invasion on County Line Road in Union Twp. during which shots were fired, was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday in Miami County Common Pleas Court.
Corey Dixon, 19, of Englewood was given credit for 284 days served in jail. Dixon pleaded to charges of aggravated burglary with a gun specification, conspiracy and felonious assault. Others who have pleaded in the case will be sentenced in August.
On Sept. 29, 2016 Union and West Milton police officers responded to a dispatch that advised of a burglary involving a shooting had taken place on County Line Road with a gray Honda fleeing the scene. One suspect involved had been possibly shot and was fleeing the scene, possibly on Rinehart Road toward Phillipsburg-Union Road.
An officer searched both roads but did not locate any vehicles. The officer then saw a male subject standing by the side of the road waving his arms. The officer recognized the male from an earlier theft of mail report. The male stated that people broke into his home and tried to shoot him. He stated he shot one of the suspects in the leg and that he was lying in the ditch.
The officer located a black male lying in the ditch dressed in all black clothing. The officer asked him if he had been shot and he confirmed that he had been, and he thought he had been hit in the leg. Medics arrived and found the male was shot in the abdomen.
Other officers from West Milton and Union arrived and a Union officer located a small black revolver lying in the grass next to the roadway near the subject that had been shot. Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene and took control.
Keason Twitty 25, of Dayton, was injured seriously when shot during the invasion. He also pleaded to criminal charges and was scheduled for sentencing at 11 a.m. Monday.
The five all pleaded as part of plea deals with prosecutors in which seven-year sentences were recommended.
Judge Jeannine Pratt told Dixon he would have faced more prison time without that recommendation. Dixon has a juvenile record that dates back to 2011. These were his first adult convictions.
Others involved in the home invasion include Eric Santos, 22, of Trotwood; Kristian Martinez, 23, of Phillipsburg; and James Benton, 24, address at large.
Sheriff’s deputies said shots were fired by the intruders and by the homeowner, who was not charged.