A Myrtle Beach man was ordered to serve four years in prison after pleading guilty to assault charges in connection with a fight and stabbing that occurred last year at an airbrush shop on Ocean Boulevard, according to authorities.
John Dwayne Dixon, 35, pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature before Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen, who ordered him to serve four years in prison, according to court records. Dixon was given credit for the time he served and is expected to be released in October 2016.
Dixon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after Myrtle Beach police charged him with attempted murder on Oct. 28, following an incident on Ocean Boulevard.
A 26-year-old man told police he was working with Dixon inside The Airbrush Shop at 918 N. Ocean Blvd., when the men argued while working. The report did not list what the argument was about.
The victim said they started to physically fight in the store and then on the sidewalk in front of the business, according to the report. Bystanders stopped the fight and separated the men.
The victim said he walked south on Ocean Boulevard away from Dixon and the business, but Dixon came after him and wanted to fight again, according to the report. The victim said Dixon swung at him and stabbed him in the shoulder and then in the stomach before running away.
Police found Dixon in the area and took him into custody after witnesses reported where he went after the stabbing, according to the report. The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center by EMS for treatment.