Virginia Man Accused of Attacking Roommate Over Crude Drawing on His Face | NBC4 Washington

Virginia Man Accused of Attacking Roommate Over Crude Drawing on His Face



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    An Arlington man has been arrested after allegedly attacking his roommate for drawing male genitalia on his face with permanent marker.

    James Denham Watson, 31, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with malicious wounding, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

    About 5:30 a.m. Watson woke up and discovered the artwork on his face. ARLnow reports Watson ran upstairs to his sleeping roommate and began to repeatedly punch him in the face. A third roommate separated the two men.

    The roommate was taken to Virginia Hospital Center with extensive facial injuries, said Arlington County police. The victim called police an hour and a half later to press charges. The injured man’s eye was reportedly swollen shut and bleeding.

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    The roommates admitted to sometimes playing pranks on one another while intoxicated, police said.

    Watson, pictured below, is being held without bond.