Watkins represents District 1 on the council and was charged with distributing a private image with intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person depicted. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.
Chief of Police Jamie Smith says Watkins was released on a $500 bond.
Watkins was recently arrested before Friday. Watkins was released on a $1,000 bond from the Marshall County Jail on December 21, charged with domestic violence.