Man arrested for possession of firearm by a felon

Suspect fell asleep in Bojangles bathroom

On January 22, 2011, members of the Henderson Police Department’s Patrol Division arrested and charged Rufus Thomas Watkins, 44,, of 204 Howard Drive in Oxford, North Carolina with carrying a concealed weapon and felony possession of a firearm by felon.

Rufus Thomas Watkins
Rufus Thomas Watkins

Watkins received a $16,000 secured bond pending a court hearing on March 10, 2011.

Watkins’ arrest was related to a call regarding a man asleep in the Bojangles’ bathroom on Dabney Drive after closing hours. Officers approached Watkins and located a .22 caliber revolver on his person.