Bond set for man who tried to abduct ex-girfriend in Marshall Co - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Bond set for man who tried to abduct ex-girfriend in Marshall County

Johnathan Dowling Watson was charged with his girlfriend's abduction. (Source: WAFF) Johnathan Dowling Watson was charged with his girlfriend's abduction. (Source: WAFF)
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A man who allegedly drove 250 miles to abduct his ex-girlfriend in Marshall County tells a judge Friday he's not guilty.

Johnathan Dowling Watson was captured Wednesday after a more than eight-hour manhunt.

The suspect told the judge he got the woman off drugs and into church and said this was what he got.

Watson of Dale County was given a $20,000 bond this morning by a judge on kidnapping and burglary charges.

The woman claims she broke up with Watson a month ago and he's continued to threaten her.

So, she left the south Alabama town of Ozark to get away from him and he found her at a home on Highway 79 north Wednesday morning.

But when police arrive he fled into the woods and was captured early that evening. Watson sees it differently.

“I didn't do it man.  I came down to get my girlfriend and wound up with attempted kidnapping and burglary.  When they take you in the house
and then change their mind and their husband calls the cops and somebody else, bad things man. No good deed goes unpunished,” said Watson.

The judge also ordered Watson to stay away from the victim.

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