UPDATE: We can confirm the homicide victim at West Tennessee State Penitentiary is Debra Johnson, 64, West Tennessee Correctional Administrator Department of Corrections, a 38-year veteran employee of the state of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Tennessee Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson.
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.
If you see him, do not approach. Call 911.
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— TBI (@TBInvestigation) August 8, 2019
Watson is listed as a person of interest in the homicide of a Tennessee Department of Correction employee on August 7th, 2019 and is an escapee from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee.
Watson should be considered extremely dangerous. If you have any information concerning Watson, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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