U.S. Marshals nab Army Deserter in SA

Mark Anthony Watson Jr. wanted for Military Desertion, probation violation

Published On: Mar 01 2012 04:11:22 AM CST
Mark Anthony Watson
SAN ANTONIO -

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man wanted for military desertion and violating his probation.

Mark Anthony Watson Jr., 29, of San Antonio was wanted by the U.S. Army for Military Desertion and by the Bexar County Sheriff's Department.

In June 2010, Watson was arrested for possession of drugs, according to a U.S. Marshals press release.

Watson was released on probation, but instead of returning to his unit at Fort hood, Watson went AWOL.

The Army's Criminal Intelligence Branch requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals to locate Watson, the release stated.

Deputy Marshals located Watson earlier this week at a residence in the 6800 block of Brook Bell Drive.

Watson was arrested without incident and transported to Bexar County Jail, the release stated.