Dangerous escaped Tenn. inmate Curtis Watson in custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC/Gray News) - The Tennessee Department of Corrections said that Curtis Ray Watson is in custody, the agency tweeted Sunday.

Curtis Ray Watson is shown in the back of a law enforcement vehicle. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted this photo out Sunday afternoon. (Source: TBI/Twitter)

They released new photos of a confirmed sighting of Watson Sunday morning.

A press conference will be held in Henning, Tenn., soon.

Watson is charged with sexually assaulting and killing a corrections administrator, then escaping on a tractor.

Pictures out of Henning in west Tennessee show Watson in what appears to be in camp overalls and a hat and carrying a camp backpack.

The convict, who escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Wednesday, is considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached, authorities said.

A timestamp on the photos, taken from a doorbell camera at an area home, show they were taken around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Residents in the area should be on alert.

Debra Johnson, a Department of Corrections administrator, was found dead in her home Wednesday, on West Tennessee State Prison grounds. Authorities believe Watson killed her.

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