Man arrested in connection with September homicide in Cotopaxi

Earl Watkins Fremont County Sheriff's Office

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a September homicide in Cotopaxi, according to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

Jonathon Kern, 27, was killed in the shooting, which happened September 22. The suspect, 63-year-old Earl Watkins, was arrested Friday–the day after a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

Watkins is charged with manslaughter. He is being held in the Fremont County jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond. 

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