Fugitive Curtis Watson Arrested After Major Manhunt in Tennessee

Fugitive Curtis Watson was captured in Henning, Tennessee, on August 11 after a five-day manhunt. Watson escaped from West Tennessee State Penitentiary on August 7 after allegedly murdering Tennessee Department of Correction employee Debra Johnson.

A large number of law enforcement agencies were involved in the search for 44-year-old Watson, including Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and US Marshals.

They had a breakthrough early on the morning of Sunday, August 11, when CCTV from outside a home caught Watson on camera. He was arrested in the area a short time later.

Watson had been serving time for an aggravated kidnapping charge and will now face further charges of first-degree murder, aggravated sexual battery, and escape, according to local reports. Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via Storyful