Endangered Juvenile Found in Martin, Union City Man Arrested


Myles Jordan Watson

MARTIN (December 2) — A 14-year-old Milan girl, who was reported missing early on Wednesday December 2, after last being seen at her home around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, has been found safe.

At approximately 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, Investigator Sarah Rogers, along with other officers with the Martin Police Department, assisted U.S. Marshals in working a case involving a missing juvenile.

Upon arrival at the Eagle Inn, located at 500 N. Lindell St. in Martin, law enforcement officers found the girl in room 54.

Among those present was Myles Jordan Watson, 19, of Union City, who had an active warrant with the Martin Police Department for aggravated assault, which allegedly took place on September 5, 2020. Watson pulled a handgun on a juvenile and his friends at a stop sign on Lovelace Street in Martin, according to an affidavit. The next morning, Watson reportedly went to a home on Elm Street in Martin where he attempted to “jump” the juvenile and his friends.

Investigator Rogers states, during a search incident to the arrest, a small white bag was located in Watson’s front-left pocket. Watson stated the bag contained ecstasy pills. A search of the bag revealed two green pills and multiple broken white, red and blue pills.

Watson was taken into custody without incident.

The defendant is charged with simple possession / casual exchange.

The juvenile was released to the Department of Children’s Services.

Watson is ordered to appear in Weakley County General Sessions Court on Wednesday, December 9, for his preliminary hearing.