TYLER — Tyler police have arrested Alvin Dwain Jones, 56, of Tyler, on a charge of attempted sexual assault. Sunday morning around 6:30, a 56-year-old woman was taking her morning walk. Police say she was in the area of Old Bullard and Fair Lane when she was approached by a man on foot who started a conversation with her. According to authorities, the woman attempted to change her direction in order to separate herself from him, but he attacked her. Police say the suspect took the victim down to the ground and dragged her into a semi-wooded area of that neighborhood. The suspect was allegedly attempting to sexually assault her. She began fighting and screaming, and the suspect ran away, according to officials.
Officers were notified of the incident and searched the area. They located Jones in the area. He matched the description given by the woman. Officers say they confirmed he was the suspect in the case and arrested him. Officers say Jones, who is a registered sex offender, was transported to the Smith County Jail.