Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

The LRPD arrested Jamie Barnes on additional charges tied to her temporary restraining order


Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police Department on March 21, according to a Rave alert issued by the Los Rios Community College District.

According to an email statement from Gabe Ross, LRCCD associate vice chancellor, the charges are for additional violations of the temporary restraining order against Barnes from her previous interaction with Dixon. 

Barnes appeared in court on March 23. The case was continued for further proceedings. Her next court date is March 30 at 8:30 a.m.

She is currently being held at Sacramento County Jail on a $10,000 bail. 

Neither the LRCCD nor LRPD has any control of how long Barnes will be held for, both are hoping for the strongest possible sentence against Barnes, according to the Rave alert.