Man Arrested After Disturbance in South Parkersburg Kroger Parking Lot

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email


A disturbance in the South Parkersburg Kroger parking lot leads to one man's arrest. Officers with the Parkersburg Police Department responded to a reported domestic issue.

It happened Sunday morning.

Dispatchers say the suspect was armed and possible shots were fired.
Daniel Watson was in the driver's seat of a Toyota Corolla.

The female owner of the car says earlier this morning he pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the car.

Officers took him into custody and found a pistol in his jacket pocket. Watson was charged with brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and joy riding.

He was arraigned Sunday morning in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $15,000 bond.

Sergeant Greg Collins says if you ever see this type of situation bystanders can play an important role in the investigation.

"To be a good witness. I mean we need good witnesses. And that means staying calm, being observant, seeing small details. Clothing descriptions. Facial descriptions. Details such as problems with their teeth. If they hear them talking. Problems with their speech. If they have a speech impediment. Glasses. These are very crucial and could in turn help solve that case in a quick fashion," says Sergeant Greg Collins.

Sergeant Collins also says that if you are ever a victim of an attempted armed robbery or car jacking to let your possessions go.

Things can be replaced, and often in these cases the police find that the suspect isn't of sound mind. Meaning they may harm you without realizing the consequences.

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  • by L L P Location: VIENNA on Apr 12, 2012 at 07:33 PM
    Idiot with a gun' protect yourself people!alot of trash running our streets dont be a easy target stay aware and use your #2 its your right !
  • by Frank Location: Vienna on Apr 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM
    Crack Heads will sell their soul . This guy had something to trade . Thst's why bond was so low .
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:47 AM
    why are the not arresting him for being a felon with a gun does the 30 year fed prison sentence not count what is that about
  • by anonymous Location: Parkersburg on Apr 10, 2012 at 04:03 AM
    I was in Kroger's when this happened and a guy did come back saying that the girl came in saying some guy was shooting at people and that she was covered in blood. I saw her a few minutes after this from a short distance away and didn't see any blood on her, so I'm really not sure.
  • by Larry Location: belpre on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM
    he looks like Porter Wagoner!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:07 PM
    It Was An Argument Thats It,Wow And It Made The News,Real Criminals,lol
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      by ellen on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM in reply to
      If he brandished a gun, he is a criminal by the fact that he was involved in a criminal act!~
  • by anonymous 3 Location: parkersburg on Apr 9, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    15,000$ bond! Are you kidding me! Who was the magistrate that set his bond!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:02 PM in reply to anonymous 3
      Dont Be The Judge And Jury,Just Yet
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      by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:05 PM in reply to anonymous 3
      It Was an Argument Plain And Simple..
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        by FARFROMSIMPLE on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:21 AM in reply to
        ...with a gun?
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          by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 at 02:19 PM in reply to FARFROMSIMPLE
          Yea They Are Crack Junkies It Tends To Make You A Little Paranoid...Sometimes Junkies Carry Guns...
  • by curious on Apr 9, 2012 at 06:57 AM
    I heard that customers inside Kroger's reported the woman ran inside Kroger's covered in blood. Meaning someone got hurt. Wondering if this is true??? Did she actually know the man? Story is way to vague.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:03 PM in reply to curious
      Yea She Knew The Man It Was Her Boyfriend
  • by Anynamous Location: Parkersburg,Wv on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:55 AM
    Something not wright, So this guy has a Gun points it at a Person, Tells her to get out of her car, an possible fires the gun, steals her car, Police finds him in Stolen car an Police finds the gun, They arrest him an put him on a $15,000 bond? Are u kidding me! Week or so ago a guy was allegely fired a gun on 1700 17th St an a drunk said he saw the gun, but no neighbors in area didnt hear no gun at all, an police searched the area an the Guys truck for a Gun, Caseing, Bullet or Damage an there wasnt no gun or any eveidence of a gun was fired but they arrested him an put him on a $251,000 bond,,,, Im sure there is a injustice that has been done to this guy since a gun was never found, if i was him i would sue the city of Parkersburg for Discrimination, only bond he should had was 1st time dui bond.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:39 PM in reply to Anynamous
      lol I stopped reading when you spelled "right" wrong.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM in reply to Anynamous
      Ironic, you spelled "right" wrong. "didnt hear no gun" is also wrong on so many levels. thanks for the laugh.
  • by lol on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:17 PM
    domestic with an arrest wow!
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