CRIME ALERT -02-08-19- Townbranch Rd

On 02/06/2019 Officers were at 1021-A Townbranch Rd. in reference to subpoena service. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the apartment and requested a backup unit. Two male subjects exited the apartment while the initial officer was waiting for the responding backup unit. Once the backup officer arrived they attempted to make contact with the two males that exited the apartment. One of the male subjects, Damon O. Watlington, 20 YOA, began to walk away. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from Mr. Watlington as he walked away. He was ordered to stop but refused. The officer grabbed Mr. Watlington by the arm and told him to stop. Mr. Watlington then stated that he had marijuana in his possession. He was placed in handcuffs at which time he stated: “I got a gun”. A black handgun was located in Mr. Watlington’s waistline. Mr. Watlington did not have a permit to carry a concealed firearm and the firearm came back as stolen. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of marijuana. Attached is a copy of Mr. Watlington’s mugshot.