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State Prosecutors: Man arrested in missing Meriden mother case is a prime suspect

MERIDEN -- State Prosecuters revealed in court today that a man arrested on domestic violence charges is the prime suspect in a woman's disapperance.

Jason Watson lived at the home with 31-year-old Perrie Mason with their children from past relationships.

Police could be seen searching the property at 645 West Main Street in Meriden Tuesday night, executing a warrant which resulted in the arrest of Jason Watson.

Watson was arrested Tuesday night and faces domestic violence charges including Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Disorderly Conduct, and Assault. He is being held on a $500,000 bond and was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court today.

While Watson is the prime suspect in Mason's disappearance, police say the domestic violence charges at this time are separate from the missing person case.

FOX61 has exclusive video of Watson's arrest at the home Tuesday night

Mason’s sister Vao Horlback is currently in town from Georgia to help find her sister and said Mason would never just leave her two young boys.

“At a loss. My sister and I talk every day, three times a day, we are very close,” Vao Horlback said.

Horlback said she last spoke to her sister Friday and noticed Mason was not returning her texts and her phone was going straight to voicemail all day Saturday. She said after speaking with with Mason’s young sons and Mason’s boyfriend, they confirmed they had not seen her either.

“I looked into her phone records and the last call she made was to 911. She called 911 twice and both calls lasted for less than one minute,” Horlback said.

Horlback said that when she decided to file a missing person’s case with Meriden police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Meriden Police’s Major Crimes Division, Detective Femia at 203-630-6219.

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