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CROWN POINT — A 20-year-old man awaiting trial in last year's shooting of a retired Gary police captain during a home invasion is wanted by authorities after allegedly escaping home detention.

Kevon J. Dixon was placed under home detention with electronic monitoring July 28 while awaiting trial on charges in the Feb. 21, 2017, shooting of retired Gary police Capt. Charles Austin at the captain's home in the 4100 block of Jackson Street, court records state.

Authorities allege Dixon and two other men forced entry into the home and shot Austin, then 65, after he confronted them with a firearm.

Dixon also faces charges in the armed robbery that same night of a 17-year-old boy in the 4400 block of Jefferson Street.

On July 6, a Lake County police officer was dispatched to Dixon's home in the 3800 block of Massachusetts Street after authorities learned Dixon allowed the battery to die on his electronic ankle monitor, preventing his location from being monitored, records state.

The police officer learned Dixon was not at the home, and his whereabouts were unknown, records state.

Dixon was wanted by police Wednesday, records state.

The Lake County prosecutor's office filed new charges Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court of escape and misdemeanor theft.

Dixon is not afforded bond on the new charges.

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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.