A Spokane man charged with felony harassment after he allegedly threatened to decapitate his mother while holding a machete tried to avoid punishment by posing at his twin, according to court records.
Jeremy Dixon, 37, verbally accosted his mother July 6 for not purchasing him a car and threatened to cut her head off while he had a machete in his hand, according to court documents.
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the reported argument in Spokane Valley at 11 p.m.
Dixon allegedly refused requests to surrender and move from an attached garage into the house for more than an hour, so the SWAT team responded to assist with the arrest, according to court documents.
Dixon was then arrested without further incident, according to court records. But he repeatedly gave the name of his twin brother when law enforcement asked for his identity, despite photos available to law enforcement and the statement provided by his mother.
The mother told law enforcement Dixon did this frequently to avoid arrest, according to court records.
At the time, Dixon also had an active warrant for second-degree burglary. He also had prior convictions related to burglary, assault, kidnapping and domestic violence.
Dixon is being held in Spokane County Jail on charges of felony harassment, obstructing a public servant and making a false statement.
His bail was set at $1 million in Superior Court.
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