The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms an escaped convicted charged with sexually assaulting and killing a corrections administrator, has been captured.
The agency tweeted a photo of Curtis Ray Watson in the back of a patrol car Sunday afternoon.
— TBI (@TBInvestigation) August 11, 2019
Watson was spotted early Sunday in the west Tennessee community of Henning, where he escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Wednesday.
The department says a resident who saw Watson on their property alerted authorities. Photos provided by the resident show Watson dressed in camouflage bib overalls and a hat and carrying a camp backpack.
An affidavit says Watson was on mowing duties and was discovered missing several hours after he was seen near the house at the penitentiary where 64-year-old employee Debra Johnson had lived. She was found dead.