A 28-year-old Carmichael man is in custody, suspected of assaulting a woman April 21 on the Arcade Creek Trail near American River College.
David Oliver Dixon was arrested Monday and booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of assault with the intent to commit a felony and false imprisonment, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
On April 21, a female was walking along the nature trail when she was approached by a man, believed to be Dixon, on a bicycle, sheriff’s officials said. He got off the bicycle, showed a weapon and grabbed the victim by the arm. The victim was able to break free and escape.
In a separate attack March 21 on the Arcade Creek Trail, a woman was jogging on the trail when she was approached from behind by a male riding a bicycle. In this incident, the male grabbed the victim, wrestled her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her, authorities said. The assailant then fled. Sheriff’s officials said detectives are continuing their investigation to determine whether Dixon is connected to that incident.
Anyone with information about either attack is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5070. Tip information also may be submitted anonymously via the Sheriff’s Department’s website by entering the keyword “SSD,” or by calling (916) 874-8477.