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Suspect in custody after beating and robbing man


A 54-year-old man is in custody after beating and robbing another man late Friday night. The incident occurred in the 900 block of Washington Ave at around 9:43 p.m.

The male victim was robbed and beaten in the parking lot of the Compass Bank. Two witnesses saw the suspect fleeing on foot running south towards Austin Ave.

Police officers found the suspect in the 900 block of Austin, and were able to take Willie Lee Watson into custody.

Police recovered the victim's cell phone, and the victim was transported to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Watson was charged with aggravated robbery. 

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