UPDATE (WJHL)- TBI officials tweeted out moments ago that the reward for Curtis Watson’s capture is now $52,500. Officials with TBI said both the FBI and US Marshals contributed to increasing the reward.
Curtis Ray Watson, 44, escaped the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning and is wanted in the killing of a Tennessee Dept. of Correction (TDOC) employee on Wednesday.
The TDOC employee was Debra Johnson, 64, West Tennessee Correctional Administrator and a 38-year veteran employee of the state of Tennessee.
According to TDOC Commissioner Parker, Johnson’s body was found in her residence on the premises of the penitentiary Wednesday morning.
UPDATE: We are releasing two of Curtis Watson’s previous mug shots from his TDOC incarceration, in case he altered the appearance of his facial hair after his escape yesterday.— TBI (@TBInvestigation) August 8, 2019
If you see him, do not approach. Call 911.
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