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Man who was sentenced after skipping trial back behind bars

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Jamel Watt (Courtesy: Anderson Co. Detention Center) Jamel Watt (Courtesy: Anderson Co. Detention Center)
Watt appears in court via closed circuit monitor (FOX Carolina) Watt appears in court via closed circuit monitor (FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The man who was convicted on attempted murder and other charges after he failed to show up for the last two days of his trial was captured after more than a week on the run, and an Anderson County magistrate was unable to set a new bond.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said members of the U.S. Marshal Service and the Seneca Police Department located Jamel Watt in Seneca Friday afternoon and placed him under arrest.

Watt is wanted in Anderson County on a General Sessions bench warrant after he failed to appear in court to answer charges of attempted murder and resisting arrest, Cole said.

Watt was convicted of all charges in his absence and tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Watt's sentence would remain sealed until he was captured.

Watt was sentenced in a Feb. 16, 2013 shooting outside an Anderson County nightclub.

Watt fired shots near where a deputy was standing, causing debris to hit the deputy, and then ran as other deputies ordered him to the ground.

Watt was brought back to Anderson County and booked into the detention center Friday night.

During a Saturday morning bond hearing, a magistrate judge apprised Watt that he was being held on two general sessions warrants and that a general sessions judge would have to appropriate bond at a later date.

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