Gadsden Man Arrested on Assault Charges

Authorities arrest a Gadsden man in connection to an assault. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, James Watts was charged with one count of second degree assault, which is a felony. Watts is accused of assaulting a 15 year-old victim when he grabbed the teen by the throat and eventually shot him in the leg with a BB gun. The victim sustained minor injuries. Watts was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on $2,500 bond.


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