Reporter no longer an employee

April 23, 2008 4:02:53 PM PDT
Media General, the parent company of NBC 17, annoucned Eric Watson is no longer an employee of its company.

Apex Police arrested 33-year-old Eric Watson and charged him with secret peeping. He was released Friday on a written promise to appear in court.

Watson, an embed reporter for NBC 17, was reportedly seen Thursday peeping into the bathroom window of a home in the Brittany Trace neighborhood in Apex. Eyewitnesses saw him and reported the incident to police.

Police then called the home and made the residents aware of the information they had received from the eyewitness.

On Friday morning, Watson allegedly returned to the residence and as he approached the home, a male occupant came out and confronted him.

Watson then fled on foot but was apprehended several blocks from the house. He lives approximately one mile from where the incident took place.

According to Apex Police, Watson was in his NBC 17 news van when he went to the home Friday morning.

Watson expressed outrage and claimed his innocence in a written statment that was posted on NBC 17's Web site since his arrest.


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