SEASIDE — 37-year-old Juan Demetrius Wilson will spend the next 12 years in prison after being found guilty of numerous felony charges including domestic violence, dissuading a witness, making a criminal threat, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance in jail.
The sentence dates back to April 27th, 2014, when Watson got into an argument with his estranged wife. She eventually ordered him to leave or she would call the police, to which he responded by putting his hand in his pocket (pretending to have a gun) and saying she was “going to catch six hot ones.”
Though he did finally leave, she was still afraid. He had previously spent time in prison for assaulting her.
Watson was then arrested in October of that year outside of her house for violating a restraining order. He had even left a loaded sawed-off shotgun by the back door of her house and, as noted earlier, he is prohibited from possessing any type of firearms due to prior felony convictions.
About a month later, Wilson went back and attacked her, strangling her with his hands until she lost consciousness. He then fled again but continued to send threatening text messages warning her against cooperating with police.
Finally, on December 6th of that year, Watson was arrested for the domestic charge and booked into the Monterey County Jail. He was found to have 16 secretly stored bundles of methamphetamine on his body.
He has also apparently sent his ex-wife numerous harassing letters ordering her to drop the charges.