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Donald Watts, 38, was arrested Saturday for multiple charges including simple battery, two counts of resisting an officer/ arrest and one count of aggravated battery on a service dog, inmate records online showed.
Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence on SE Brawley Terrace in High Springs, just over 70 miles west of Jacksonville, Saturday morning over reports that a man, later identified as Watts, was using methamphetamines, FOX30 reported, citing an arrest report.
While on the scene, dispatch received a second call from someone in the same area reporting a strange man in his yard with a flashlight.
Deputies reported hearing “strange noises” when searching the yard and eventually located Watts, naked and covered in dirt, lying in what appeared to be some shallow body of water.
Watts’ behavior was described as manic by the two responding deputies who said he paced “back and forth laughing” while making “bird noises.”