Guntersville City Council member arrested in Albertville

The Albertville Police Department has arrested a member of the Guntersville City Council.

Posted: Dec 27, 2019 7:38 PM
Updated: Dec 27, 2019 10:58 PM

A Guntersville City Council member faces multiple charges after being arrested twice in less than a week.

Robert Sanchez Watkins, who represents District 1 on the Guntersville City Council, was arrested late Friday afternoon by the Albertville Police Department.

Robert Sanchez Watkins

That department charged him with distributing a private image with intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person depicted, according to a post on the Albertville Police Department’s Facebook page.

He surrendered Friday and was released on a $500 bond, said Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith.

Just 6 days ago on Dec. 21, a warrant for Watkins’ arrest on a domestic violence-harassment charge was issued by the Marshall County District Court.

The warrant states Watkins slapped the victim across the face, leaving a hand print. The warrant was filed Dec. 17.

Watkins was arrested by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 21 and given a $1,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 22 on this misdemeanor charge.

Court records show Watkins previously has faced charges of menacing, reckless endangerment, and attempt to elude. All those charges were dismissed.

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