James Watson charged with assault after roommate drew on him

Watson was charged with malicious wounding. Photo: Arlington County Police

A 31-year-old Arlington man is in jail after he was accused of assaulting his roommate when he realized he had drawn male genitalia on him.

The alleged assault happened at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday inside a home in the 3100 block of North 17th Street. The accused, James Denham Watson, woke up to find that his roommate drew on his face.

Watson then allegedly assaulted his roommate, leaving him with serious, extensive injuries to the face. He was taken to Virginia Hospital Center to be treated for his injuries.

The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He's being held without bond.

The drawing on Watson's face was still present when he was booked. We have blurred the drawing.