Tyler Police have arrest the suspect invovled in an attempted sexual assault.

Police say a 56-year-old white female was taking her morning walk in the area of Old Bullard and Fair Lane Sunday morning when she was approached by the black male suspect on foot who started a conversation with her.  Authorities say the female attempted to change her direction in order to separate herself from him when he attacked her.

The suspect took the victim down to the ground and dragged her into a semi wooded area of that neighborhood and attempted to sexually assault her.  She began fighting and screaming. The suspect ran away.

Officers were notified of the incident and searched the area andlocated a person in the area that matched the description given by the female.  Officers confirmed this person as the suspect in the case.  Officers arrested 56-year-old Alvin Dwain Jones of Tyler for attempted sexual assault.  Officers were advised that Alvin Dwain Jones is a registered sex offender.  Jones was transported to the Smith County Jail.