Dixon charges combined, trial scheduled Aug. 21

POULSBO — The former Poulsbo police clerk accused of stealing firearms from the police evidence locker, and accused of having sexual contact with a minor, will face all of her charges at one trial, now set for Aug. 21.

Amanda Dixon, 23, formerly of Kingston and now living in Mountlake Terrace, was charged May 3 with third-degree child molestation. Dixon has awaited trial since last year, when she was charged with stealing two firearms from the Poulsbo police evidence locker in 2011.

Dixon is pleading not guilty to all three charges, according to her attorney, Ron Ness.

She has been released on $50,000 bail.

A 15-year-old boy was interviewed by Poulsbo police officers for an unrelated theft case April 14, when he said he had a relationship with Dixon. In a later interview with a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy, the boy said their relationship began about Feb. 1 and continued through April 16.

Some of their alleged sexual activity occurred in unincorporated Kitsap County. A sheriff’s detective from the Special Assault Unit investigated the case “due to the conflict of interest with Poulsbo PD investigating [Dixon]” as a former employee accused of stealing from the department.

Dixon was arrested last year and is accused of stealing two handguns — a .38 and a .22 caliber semi-automatic — both of which were slated to be destroyed. She had signed police documents stating she witnessed the guns’ destruction, on July 11, 2010 and May 12, 2011, respectively.

The trial is expected to last five days.


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