DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A convicted killer living on parole in Montgomery County has been indicted for assaulting a 73-year-old woman.
John Mason is accused of striking the woman with a baseball bat on August 8, according to Montgomery Co. prosecutor Mat Heck. The victim's daughter was home at the time, and called 911.
Heck said the Mason spoke to the 911 dispatcher and admitted that he had struck the victim because she was "messing" with him and he wanted to go back to prison.
Mason was convicted in Georgia in 1987 of murder and attempt to elude a peace officer and was sentenced to life in prison, was on parole and living in Huber Heights.
Today's indictment includes one count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault.
Mason is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
He's scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m.
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