Dillon Tracy Mason, 19, (pictured) was booked for suspicion of raping a 22-year-old female student in his apartment on September 25. After reportedly initially eluding police, Mason turned himself in. Mason is being held in Clarke County Jail without bond.
Mason’s 58-year-old aunt told police she was contacted on October 4 by a man identifying himself as a “Sgt. Garrison.” According to the incident report, the caller said he was willing to release Mason with an ankle monitor if she paid $2500 for his release. The woman purchased $2,500 worth of pre-paid debit cards from Wal-Mart and made the transaction over the telephone – because, hey… that seems reasonable.
The man said Mason would be released in 30 minutes. Oddly, she received no further contact from the man after providing him the debit card information.
The woman then checked on the status of the debit cards and found that they had been emptied into an African bank account. She then spoke to the jail and learned Mason was not going to be released because, errr… he is being held without bond.
What a bargain… one kid in a family goes to college and the whole family gets an education.