Manhunt underway for escaped inmate in Tennessee

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TENNESSEE (WSYR-TV) — A manhunt is underway in Tennessee as police look for an escaped inmate who is also now wanted for murder.

Curtis Watson has been missing since Wednesday. He was serving a 15-year sentenced at a prison north of Memphis for aggravated kidnapping.

Watson was discovered missing after officials put the facility on lockdown and conducted a check of inmates.

Watson is now a suspect in the death of a long-time corrections official. Debra Johnson was found dead on prison grounds,

Officials said Watson worked on a farm detail and apparently used a tractor in the escape. The tractor was found about a mile away from the facility.


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