Man is charged with robbery after woman’s friends detain him

Damon Lamonte Dixon
Damon Lamonte Dixon

A man who tried to rob a woman early Tuesday was detained by her friends until officers arrived, Lexington police said.

Damon Lamonte Dixon, 38, was charged with second-degree robbery and was being held in the Fayette County jail.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., officers were called to McCarthy’s Irish Bar, 117 South Upper Street, where Dixon allegedly tried to get into a cab with the woman and her friends, then took a wallet from the woman, Lexington police Lt. Jonathan Bastian said.

Dixon was forced out of the cab, and the woman’s friends chased him and held him until police arrived, Bastian said.