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William Watson biography: 13 things about Donald Trump supporter from Alabama

William Watson

William Watson

William Watson is a white man from Alabama, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Montgomery, Alabama. (a)
  2. On top of his right hand is a tattoo of a hammer and sickle, a symbol from the 2012 video game “Dishonored.” (a)
  3. On July 2, 2020, he was arrested and charged in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama for trafficking in marijuana and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $103,000 bond. The terms of the bond prohibited him from leaving Alabama without asking permission from a court. (b)
  4. In 2020, he regularly posted conspiracies related to the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the new coronavirus (COVID-19). He deactivated his Instagram account on January 7, 2021. (a)
  5. In an Instagram video he posted in 2020, he claimed to have a disability that exempted him from wearing a mask at Niffer’s Place Auburn, a restaurant in Auburn. (a)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he was one of the Donald Trump supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (c)
  7. Manuel Balce Ceneta took a photo of him beside Jake Angeli and Nicholas Rodean during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (d)
  8. His photo with Angeli and Rodean on January 6, 2021 went viral. Some netizens labeled him as a communist infiltrator. He responded on Snapchat, “They wanna call me Antifa because I have a video game tattoo on my hand and I was pleading for peaceful discourse. Let em say what they will. The fake news won’t win against the thousands of patriots who recorded today.” (e)
  9. He was 23 years old when he joined the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (d)
  10. Prosecutors in Lee County identified him in photographs and video of the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (c)
  11. He violated the terms of his bond banning him from leaving Alabama when he joined the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (d)
  12. At around 1:45 p.m. on January 11, 2021, he was arrested without incident at a home along Samantha Court in Auburn. (f)
  13. On January 11, 2021, Lee County district attorney Jessica Ventiere filed a motion to revoke his bond on prior drug charges, which was approved by a judge in Lee County. (b)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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