Putnam judge faces charges

A Putnam County Family Court Judge is facing charges as a result of a state investigation into his conduct during hearings. There are claims judge William Watkins has shouted and used profanity. Two charges were filed last month by the state judicial commission, which alleged Watkins didn't enter domestic violence orders into the state's tracking system, and that he failed to rule on motions even after circuit judges told him to.. Five new charges were filed this week and Watkins has 30 days to respond. There are reports that an overwhelming case load has played a role.