A 54-year-old Milton man was found dead in Robertsdale, Ala., and two men have been charged with murder in connection with the death.
The victim, Samuel Henry Dixson was found dead around noon on Wednesday off County Road 68 near the Styx River according to a press release by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
Two men, Adam Lowery "Sandman" Mayton, 30, of Newbern, Ala., and Fred "Shooter" Weiss of Northport, Ala. were arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of Dixson. They both are currently being held at Tuscaloosa County Jail awaiting extradition back to Baldwin County, Ala.
According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Scott Haines, Dixson was reported missing in Baldwin County earlier this week.
Haines said Dixson, a former sex offender, lived in Milton and told relatives he was going to Alabama earlier this week. He was reported missing by his wife on Monday.
According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office release, on Monday morning around 2 a.m., the Rosinton Volunteer fire Department responded to a trailer fire on Northcutt Lane. The fire was extinguished but the trailer was destroyed.
The sheriff’s office found that the trailer was actually the clubhouse for an Alabama chapter of the Devil’s Disciples motorcycle gang, which Dixson was a member of.
After Dixon’s wife filed the missing persons report, his truck was found in Escambia County, Fla. Shortly after, his body was found near the Styx River.
According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, two men walked into the Robertsdale Police Department Tuesday and stated that they were there to turn themselves into authorities on a homicide.
Before making any further statements they asked for legal council before questioning, which the Baldwin County Court provided them with. After speaking with council, both men stated they would not provide statements.
One of the men was transported to Thomas Hospital for injuries related to blunt force trauma. Both subjects were allowed to leave after refusing to file a statement.
The release did not indicate who the two men were that attempted to turn themselves in.
Late Wednesday evening, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office issued murder warrants for Mayton and Weiss.
It is believed at this time the motive is related to an internal squabble within the gang and that Weiss and Mayton intentionally and maliciously murdered Dixson, the BCSO release stated.
According to the Florida Sex Offender website, Dixson had a known address on Pine Blossom Road in Milton. He also registered that he was going to Robertsdale, Ala., back on Sept. 5 according to the website
Dixson was charged in 2004 with lewd and lascivious behavior on a child under 16 years of age in Orange, Fla.
A public information officer for the Robertsdale Police Department was not available for comment as of press time.
The trailer fire is still under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshals. ..Source.. by Mathew Pellegrino