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FBI: Man arrested after young girl found dead in Gypsy, Oklahoma

Posted at 5:26 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 17:34:31-04

GYPSY, Okla. — A man is in custody after a 5-year-old girl is found dead in Gypsy, Oklahoma, according to the FBI.

The Creek County Sheriff's Office arrested the man Wednesday afternoon, FBI officials said.

2 Works for You learned 29-year-old Adam Mason of Bristow was staying at a home near 311th street in Gypsy.

His uncle who also lives at the home said he chose to take Mason in about eight months ago after his latest stint behind bars.

According to the affidavit, Mason then told investigators that he punched the victim, drowned her, then took her to a creek bed where he set her body on fire. Mason and his daughter are members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

His uncle says his daughter would visit the home usually on a Thursday or Friday and stay until Sunday before going back to stay with her mother.

The uncle said Mason seemed to be doing better and getting back on his feet, and he’s surprised to see him back in custody.

Court documents obtained by 2 Works for You show Mason's troubles with the law span back a decade. He was convicted on second degree rape in 2011 and charged in separate domestic abuse cases.

A Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lightehorse investigator and a FBI agent interviewed Mason at the Creek County Sheriff’s Office where the defendant allegedly told the two that he believed his daughter was controlled by witchcraft.

According to court documents, Adam Mason is charged with first degree murder, not re-registering as a sex offender, and living within 2,000 feet of a school.

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