Seymour man arrested following shooting


A 34-year-old Seymour man faces three charges in connection with a shooting reported early Thursday on the city’s east side, police report.

Wenston A. Watson faces Level 5 felony charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and intimidating a witness with a firearm and a Class A misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy.

Police Chief Bill Abbott said Watson drove to an apartment in the 300 block of Holiday Square Road and fired a .45-caliber handgun through the window.

Abbott said the round entered the living room, hit a television and went through a wall. At least two people were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, he said.

The incident was reported to police at 5:49 a.m. Thursday.

Police said Watson had a history of domestic violence with the family who lived in the apartment.

Abbott said police attempted to find Watson after the incident, but he could not be located. Police developed a plan to locate Watson and looked for him for about an hour.

He said police later contacted the jail and found Watson was being booked on a warrant for an invasion of privacy charge in a separate case. Watson had been at an appointment with his probation officer for another legal matter when the warrant was issued.

Abbott said the incident remains under investigation, and more charges are possible.

Watson was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:55 a.m. Thursday.

A Level 5 felony carries a sentence between one and six years if convicted.

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