A night of drunken violence, then prison time

A Warren County man who was found highly intoxicated after he wandered into a Carver Street apartment last August, was thrown out by the female resident and urinated on the floor of Warren General Hospital’s emergency room was sentenced to 4.5 to 9 years in state prison on Friday.

Jamie James Watson, 407 Market St., was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault injury to police officer, resisting arrest or other law enforcement, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

Police said a female resident pushed Watson out of her apartment last August on Carver Street and he attempted to fight another man before wandering into the back yard where police found him too drunk to sit up. Watson allegedly slurred his speech and told officers he had too much to drink.

A witness also told police Watson had earlier left the apartment and attempted to fight him before walking behind the residence.

Police found a small plastic baggie containing what they believed to be marijuana and a 50-mg pill of Tramadol, for which he did not have a prescription. Officers took him to Warren General Hospital due to his high intoxication where he urinated on the emergency room floor.

He was fined a total $6,650 in fines and fees, $75 in restitution, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, a drug and alcohol evaluation and ordered to not have contact with his victims. He is not boot camp or RRRI eligible and was ordered to serve the sentences consecutively.

District Attorney Rob Greene told Judge Gregory Hammond that Watson has a “very violent record” and had spit on officers and staff while incarcerated. He asked for the high end of sentencing on every count.

“I’m sorry…I was drunk and blacked out,” Watson told Hammond.

Hammond said Watson had assaulted the staff at WGH, a sergeant with the city police, deputies at the county jail and has had three DUIs prior to his arrest in August.