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Aggravated Assault Disturbance Endangered Child

A disturbance that began at Broadway Street led to Parkins Street ended at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday with the arrest of Paul Edward Watson, Jr., 47, of Sulphur Springs.

During the investigation of the disturbance, Watson became belligerent and combative. He used loud profanity with neighbors and children present making it impossible for the Sulphur Springs Police Officer to continue the investigation. The officer secured Watson in handcuffs but Watson did not give up. The officer held him to the ground until Watson calmed.

It was found that Watson had caused a crash following a disturbance by ramming and pushing the victims vehicle into traffic on Broadway. The victim’s one year old child was also inside the vehicle when it was pushed into traffic.

Watson complained of chest pains and EMS was called. He was taken to the Emergency Room at CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Sulphur Springs prior to being taken to jail.

Watson is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence, and Resist Arrest Search or Transport. He is being held on a total of $42,000 in bonds.


Author: Staff Reporter

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