This photo is from Joe Watson's, a.k.a. the "Salon Bandit's," Facebook page, which is weird because he's currently a guest of the state with no access to the Internet. Several New Times staffers were stunned this week when they received Facebook friend requests from Joe Watson, a former New Times ... More >>
Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Joe Watson, former New Times writer, will be more remembered for his role as the "Salon Bandit." Last week, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.Joe Watson's gonna have a lot of time to work on his poetry-for-snacks business.
The former wr ... More >>
Image: MSNBC's LockupJoe Watson, former New Times writer and convicted "Salon Bandit," was one of the inmates featured on a recent episode of MSNBC's LockupThe "stars" of last Saturday's episode of MSNBC's inmate reality show, Lockup, featured a couple of guys who should be familiar to regular re ... More >>
Ex-journo Joe Watson could be looking at 25 to life...Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susan Brnovich has set a "firm trial" date of December 14 in the case of alleged "Salon Bandit" and former New Times scribe Joe Watson. Brnovich ordered all subpoenaed witnesses to appear in court on that date ... More >>
Former newspaper reporter and accused armed robber Joe Watson is competent enough to stand trial, after all.
Call it temporary insanity: Back in November, Watson -- who's accused of ripping off tanning salons -- was deemed too whacked to understand what was going on around him. A ju ... More >>
From award-winning reporter to street criminal to incarcerated basket case.
That's been the arc of Joe Watson's life in two years.
The former writer for New Times and other local publications has been in the hoosegow since April 2007 for allegedly terrorizing women during armed robberies of ta ... More >>