Police charge Morrow man with rape

By Kathy Jefcoats


JONESBORO — Clayton County police have charged a Morrow man with rape and other felonies in connection with the alleged attack on a woman in March.

Sgt. Kevin Hughes said Barron Dino Jones has been charged with rape, aggravated assault and aggravated sodomy. Jones, 27, of Twilight Trail is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail pending a May 3 hearing.

Hughes said a woman told police March 31 that she was attacked by a man she knew as "Brandon" but had not heard from for several months. She said he called asking her to come look at a house he had just bought in the 2000 block of Old Rex Morrow Road, said Hughes.

The woman reportedly told police she was given instructions where to park but she was dropped off by a friend.

Hughes said the woman told police the house was a mess and Jones began explaining that it was in foreclosure and needed to be repaired.

Once the woman was inside the house, she was attacked and tied by her wrist and ankles to an old mattress, said Hughes. She was beaten, raped and left at the house, still tied to the mattress, he said. Jones reportedly fled the scene and was gone when police arrived, said Hughes.

After an investigation by detectives with the Clayton County Major Felony Unit, Jones was arrested.

Jones has a lengthy criminal history in Clayton County, according to court records. He pleaded guilty with a female co-defendant in State Court in 2005 to disruption of public schools and public indecency. He was sentenced to 12 months probation and 60 hours of community service.

In 2004, he was charged with disruption of public schools and bringing a weapon to school. Jones pleaded as a first offender to the weapons charge and was sentenced to two years probation. Four months later, his sentence was modified, ordering him to serve a year in jail and return to probation.

Also in 2005, Jones pleaded guilty to obstruction of an officer and criminal trespass. He was sentenced to three months to serve in jail followed by nine months on probation. In 2008, Jones pleaded no contest to battery under the Family Violence Act and was sentenced to 12 months probation and 40 hours of community service, according to records.