Authorities in Newark arrest man suspected of killing 8-year-old Sophia Mason

NEWARK — Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested Dhante Jackson in Newark Saturday on charges of murder and child abuse in connection to the kil...

September 11, 2022
4:20 AM

NEWARK — Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested Dhante Jackson in Newark Saturday on charges of murder and child abuse in connection to the killing of 8-year-old Sophia Mason of Hayward, whose body was found in March. Jackson, 34, was taken into custody by multiple law enforcement agencies including the California Department of Justice at about 1 p.m. in Newark after being on the run from authorities for six months. His bail is expected to be set $1 million once he is booked into Merced County jail, according to Merced Police Detective John Pinnegar.

Jakob Rodgers