Wilson Police Catch Murder Suspect

The Wilson Police Department makes an arrest in assault case which turned into a murder case.

Ricky Gene Watson was arrested and charged with assaulting 25 year old Jerry Young Junior Last week on Summerfield Drive.

Police say Watson made bail as Young Jr. spent four days in the hospital. On Thursday Young, Jr. died, and Watson's charges changed from assault to second degree murder.

Officers and the U.S. Marshall caught Watson as they say he tried to leave the state.

He is now being held under a $250 thousand dollar bond with his first appearance scheduled for Monday.