Ashley Watson threatens 7-Eleven employee with torch lighter

Ashley Watson threatens 7-Eleven employee with torch lighter

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32-year-old Ashley Watson was taken into custody for assault and criminal trespassing on March 31st. On March 30th, a 7-Eleven employee, Laquita Harris, alerted authorities by pressing the panic button after Watson ran into the establishment. Watson was holding what Harris believed to be a gun and told Harris to call the police. Harris stated she was on FaceTime with her mother for the entirety of the incident. Officers discovered it was not a gun but a torch lighter when they arrived. Officers were advised that Watson had been at the location with a hatchet and a whip on two separate occasions. One of these occurred the night before, during which 7-Eleven staff informed Watson that she was banned from the premises. When officers located Watson, she was detained for the incident.

Ashley Watson (MNPD)
Ashley Watson (MNPD)

Ashley N. Watson of Premier Drive in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 31st, charged with assault and criminal trespass. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave her pre-trial release from their facility.

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