Former Students’ Association executive president Daniel Paul Watkins was arrested in Virginia last week and charged with stalking and assault according to media reports.
Watkins, who was impeached by SA in spring 2009, is a second-year law student at the University of Virginia.
WHSV-TV in Charlottesville, Va., reported Tuesday, that Watkins was taken into custody after a female student at UVA reported having been assaulted by Watkins in February.
He has been charged with one count of stalking and one count of assault, according to news reports. Watkins was released on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 12.
Watkins served as SA executive president at ACU in 2008-09. In fall 2008, Watkins, an African American, reported having found a noose in his chair in the SA offices on Sept. 4. ACU Police launched an investigation but made no arrests.
In March 2009, SA Congress voted 25-5, with two members abstaining, to impeach Watkins on charges of irresponsible leadership, manipulation, disrespect and unethical behavior. None of the impeachment charges were related to the noose incident.
Read more about Watkin’s impeachment here: www.acuoptimist.com/2009/03/sa-congress-impeaches-president-watkins-charged-with-manipulation-unethical-behavior
Read more about the noose incident here