Mercer County Bank Robber Appears In Federal Court This Week

dixonA court date scheduled for this week for a Rock Island man charged federally in two Mercer County bank robbery cases. A pre-trial conference will be held Friday for 27 year old DeAngelo Dixon at U.S. District Court in Rock Island. He is facing a two count federal indictment of armed bank robbery stemming from the hold-ups of Union Federal Savings and Loan in Viola on November 8th, 2012 and First Community Bank in Sherrard one month later. Dixon has aggravated robbery and felon in possession of firearm convictions on his record out of Rock Island County and an aggravated battery conviction out of Peoria County. He remains in federal custody.