State Attorney to prosecute son of Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The son of Alachua County Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. is being prosecuted for driving as a habitual traffic offender.
On Tuesday, an arrest warrant was served for Clovis Watson IV, 30, on the felony charge of driving with a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender.
Clovis Watson IV was cited on June 3 for not having a valid license on him.
In an executive order, Gov. Ron Desantis appointed State Attorney John Durrett of the Third Judicial Circuit to investigate and prosecute Watson IV because he is related to the sheriff. Watson IV has a case management hearing scheduled for September.
Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the Governor assigned Durrett to the case, not State Attorney Brian Kramer.
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