|Suspect Sought: Kidnapping||
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|Polk County Crime Stoppers|
"Man Sought on Kidnapping Charges"
Polk County Sheriffs Office Robbery Unit Detectives are searching for a 27-year-old man wanted for kidnapping and robbing his ex-girlfriend and her six-year-old son on New Years Eve night.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Derrick Hixon, DOB 5/5/71, of unknown address, on charges of kidnapping (two counts), robbery, vehicle theft, and violation of an injunction for protection. Hixon held an ex-girlfriend and her young son against their will on New Years Eve night. He also forced her to drive to work the next morning to pick up her check to give to him, and threatened to kill the child if she "tried anything." The mother tipped off a co-worker and was able to remove her son from the vehicle prior to the suspect snatching her purse as he drove away in her van. No one was injured.
Detectives are requesting assistance in locating Hixon. Anyone with information on Hixons possible location is asked to call the Robbery Unit at 863 534-0980.
A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for
information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with
information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at
January 6, 1999