Arp Man Accused Of Robbery And Attempted Sexual Assault Of Date

Sulphur Springs Police Monday afternoon arrested a 28-year-old Arp man accused of robbery and attempted sexual assault of a woman he was dating.

Jimmy Ray Mason Jr. (HCSO jail reports)

According to Sulphur Springs Police, Jimmy Ray Mason Jr. reportedly met with the woman locally for dinner and a drink at a bar on Feb. 17, 2022. They went to her residence, where the Arp man allegedly made sexual advances toward the woman. When she turned down the advances, he reportedly became irritated and aggressive, then assaulted the woman, causing injury. After the assault, Mason used an app on the woman’s phone to transfer money to himself.

Following investigation, police obtained warrants for Mason’s arrest on attempted sexual assault and robbery charges. Mason turned himself in at the police department Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, after being made aware of the warrants. He was taken into custody at 3:56 p.m. by SSPD Officer Sean Hoffman and Sgt. Investigator Joe Scott and transferred to Hopkins County jail, where he was was booked on both warrants.

Mason was released from Hopkins County jail Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, on a $75,000 bond on the second-degree robbery charge and a $50,000 bond on the third-degree felony attempted sexual assault charge, according to jail reports.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

Author: Faith Huffman

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