Man Arrested After Disturbance in South Parkersburg Kroger Parking Lot

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

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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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