Evan Dixon’s preliminary examination in Houghton County 97th district court has been rescheduled for after the start of the New Year. Originally scheduled for court this morning, Dixon’s preliminary exam has been rescheduled to January 5th. He has been charged with the first-degree murder premeditated, and a felony firearm charge. Dixon was arrested last month in connection to the murder of 53-year-old Theron Duncan.
The court has plans to find a second judge to preside over proceedings. Because 97th District Court Judge Nicolas Daavettila has working experience with Dixon, and recused himself from future dates in the case. Dixon’s case will have Judge Anna Talaska preside over proceedings. Dixon’s case will remain in Houghton County, Judge Talaska will make the trip to the 97th District Court for those future dates. Dixon’s new preliminary examination date has been set for January 5th, 2024.