Suspect with history of sexual assault arrested after attempting to kidnap two Houston area women, deputies say

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday a man charged with sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping is finally behind bars after targeting two women over the weekend.

Howard Dixon, 22, is facing multiple charges in both Montgomery and Harris counties.

On Tuesday, a team of at least 80 law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions arrested Dixon. He's currently being held at the Montgomery County Jail where his bond has been set at $300,000.

The sheriff's office released surveillance video of the suspect's vehicle driving through the neighborhood after the first attack April 28, when Harris County Precinct 4 constable deputies responded to a call for help in the 900 block of N. Vista. The first released video led to a tip from a gas station, which gave investigators more footage.

The suspect was driving a dark-gray Toyota when he tried to force the victim into the vehicle while she was walking around 10:45 a.m. The woman claims Dixon drove next to her and then jumped out of the vehicle, but the would-be victim pushed him away as he approached her. She was able to run to safety and call 911.

While deputies were investigating the scene at N. Vista, a second call for service came in — this time in the 16200 block of Bend Drive, just a short distance from the first attempted kidnapping.

The second woman told deputies that a man, who matched the description from the first attack, forced her off her bicycle before trying to push her into his vehicle.

"One of our victims saw this vehicle and called Harris County dispatch to notify us that this vehicle was the vehicle that picked her up and sexually assaulted her," Lt. Stauber said.

Dixon had a history of sexual assault and attempted kidnapping in Montgomery County prior to the recent case.

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