Marion County Man Held on Rape Charges

From: KTLO

A Marion County man, 47-year-old David D. Jones of Flippin, has been arrested and charged with three counts of rape, a Class Y felony. Class Y felonies are the most serious classification of crime in Arkansas not punishable by death. Information from the Arkansas State Police indicates Jones is from the Rea Valley community.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Jones’ arrest comes after reports from the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division indicating an 11-year-old female was interviewed earlier this month. The interview was conducted at Grandma’s House Children’s Advocacy Center in Mountain Home.

The alleged victim said the sexual incidents with Jones reportedly occurred about five years ago when Jones lived with his boss. According to the child’s mother, Jones lived with his boss at a residence along Brown Church Road in Marion County.

Jones was interviewed March 9, and allegedly admitted to the sexual contact with the female victim.

In addition to the rape charges, he faces an enhancement penalty as a habitual offender. Online court documents note Jones has four or more felonies in Marion County.

He is being held in the Marion County jail on a $50,000 bond.

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