A registered sex offender is back behind bars following his Sunday morning arrest for what police say was an attempted sexual assault of a woman out for a walk.
“The female attempted to change her direction in order to separate herself from him. He attacked her,” Martin said.
He said Jones took the victim down to the ground and dragged her into a semi-wooded area of the neighborhood and attempted to sexually assault her, but the woman began fighting and screaming.
Martin said the woman’s reaction caused the man to run away.
Officers were notified of the incident and searched the area and soon located a person in the area that matched the description given by the female.
“Officers confirmed this person as the suspect in the case,” Martin said.
According to records, Jones sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in 1979 and was given 75 years in prison. He was paroled in 2005 and took up residence in Smith County. The Texas Department of Public Safety classification of sexual offenders shows Jones to be a high risk.