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Convicted Cocaine Felon Being Evaluated for Potential Federal Prosecution Following Arrest for Shoot


Convicted cocaine felon Demarco Watson, 25, is now being evaluated for potential federal prosecution following his arrest Monday afternoon for shooting his girlfriend Saturday at her Claiborne Street apartment.

As part of the MNPD’s precision policing strategy to locate wanted violent felons, TITANS (The Investigative Team Addressing Neighborhood Shootings) Unit detectives located Watson on Nolensville Pike near Elberta Street standing outside of his 2014 model Ford Mustang. He was taken into custody as he tried to flee on foot. At the time of his arrest, Watson was carrying 2.1 grams of cocaine and a digital scale. Inside his car was a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine. As a convicted felon (received a six-year probated sentence last year), Watson is prohibited by federal and state law from having a gun.

In Saturday’s shooting case, Watson came to his girlfriend’s apartment and engaged in an argument with her. She said he fired a shot, which grazed her head.

Watson is presently jailed in lieu of $203,500 bond on state charges of aggravated assault, unlawful gun possession, and felony cocaine possession.

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