Surveillance video shows escaped inmate, murder suspect as manhunt continues Sunday

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HENNING, Tenn. (WKRN) – Updated 11:00 a.m. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released new surveillance video of escaped inmate and murder suspect Curtis Watson.

The TBI said a home security camera captured Watson this morning in the 500 block of Graves Avenue in Henning.

Agents have been looking for Watson since Wednesday when he’s accused of killing West Tennessee prison administrator Debra Johnson and escaping on a tractor.


HENNING, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Correction has confirmed Curtis Watson, the inmate who escaped Wednesday and is accused of murdering a TDOC official, was spotted in Henning.

A person who lives near the prison reviewed their security camera and saw a man under their carport who looked like the man at the center of a Blue Alert.

In the photo, Watson appears to be wearing camouflage bib overalls, a hat and wearing a backpack.

The date and time stamp on the photo of Watson is 3:28 a.m. on August 11.

Law enforcement confirmed it was Watson in the picture and are warning people who live near the West Tennessee State Prison to remain alert and vigilant.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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