Guntersville City Council member arrested in Albertville

Northeast Alabama

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - A Guntersville City Council member has been arrested in Albertville.

The Albertville Police Department charged Robert Sanchez Watkins with distributing a private image with the intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person in the picture.

Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith tells WHNT News 19 it is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.

Chief Smith says Watkins was released on $500 bond.

This isn't his first arrest; he was released on a $1,000 bond from the Marshall County Jail on December 21, charged with domestic violence.

Watkins, 41, is Guntersville City Council member for District 1.

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