Thu Oct 02 04:14:50 PDT 2014
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Charlottesville Man Previously Convicted of Homicide Going Back to Prison

Sept. 29, 2014 Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire announces 33-year-old Curtis Watson of Charlottesville will spend the next seven and one-half years in prison for new convictions, including eluding police, and probation violations related to previously suspended sentences on a number of charges including manslaughter. Watson was arrested after coming upon a Virginia State Police license enforcement checkpoint in June 2013. After initially stopping at the checkpoint and speaking with a trooper, Watson accelerated from the stop and fled, reaching speeds near 110 miles per hour while leading police on a chase through Louisa County. He eventually turned into the front yard of a private residence and ran on foot into a wooded area. A few hours later Watson was arrested. Watson was released from prison in December 2012 after spending most of the previous twelve years there as a result of a number of crimes including homicide. Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney John Haugh prosecuted this case with McGuire and they both thank the Virginia State Police for bringing Watson to justice.

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