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Man arrested on unrelated charges while registering as a sex offender

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Mason Alexander Grant, a 25-year-old man hailing from Mountain Home, Ark. was stopping by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office to register as a sex offender, and ended up getting arrested and jailed on totally new and unrelated charges. Grant is currently on parole due to a second degree sexual assault conviction he picked up in Greene County, a conviction which demanded he register as a sex offender.

KY3 News reported on May 4 that while visiting the local sheriff’s office to register, deputies there jailed Grant for allegedly breaking several other laws. While authorities at the sheriff’s office were processing Grant’s sex offender paperwork, they noticed while reviewing his records that he had a suspended driver’s license. When sheriff’s deputies inquired as to how Grant arranged for transportation to the office, Grant said that he was dropped off by a friend.

The deputies got suspicious, checked their surveillance video, and saw that Grant drove himself to the sheriff’s office. Deputies at the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office immediately arrested Grant and charged him with driving on a suspended license

Making matters even worse for the newly registered sex offender, deputies discovered “a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in his shirt pocket, as well as drug paraphernalia.” The resulting drug charges also proved to be a parole violation for Grant.

According to a press release from Baxter County Sheriff John F. Montgomery, those charges normally come with a $3,790.00 bond. Because of the parole violation though, there won’t be any bond available for Grant.

Grant was processed into the Baxter County Jail and is currently being held without bond. In total, Baxter County’s newest sex offender is now also facing charges of “Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Driving While License Suspended”- plus the parole violation. Grant will be appearing in Baxter County Circuit Court on May 8.

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