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Tennessee inmate Curtis Watson was caught after only 5 days on the run, officials say

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The manhunt for an escaped Tennessee prison inmate has come to an end. The police captured the man after catching him in a home surveillance camera.

Curtis Watson, the “extremely dangerous” inmate who escaped in a prison last week after allegedly killing a correctional officer, and leading researchers involved in a five-day manhunt in Tennessee, was captured on Sunday, officials said.

Watson, 44, escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Wednesday, after he was released from the hospital in 7 hours of on-the job in detail, for a day of lawn-mowing jobs, according to the state Department of Corrections.

IN TENNESSEE, AUTHORITIES ISSUED A RARE BLUE ALERT WHILE THE MANHUNT FOR CURTIS WATSON

At about 11 a.m., the prison officials have realized the worker, Debra Johnson, was reported missing after she didn’t have to work for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said. Hours earlier, at around 8:10 a.m., 64-year-old Johnson, an administrator who had lived in a house on the prison grounds — it was known to be alive, as if she was talking on the phone.

Her body was discovered by colleagues shortly after she found out that she was missing. The researchers say they have been sexually abused and had been strangled to death.

‘Extremely dangerous’ prisoner on the loose in Tennessee

The researchers say that the prisoner was suspected of the murder of a prison, jail administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director David Rausch shares the details of a search.

Prison guards saw this, Watson is riding a golf cart at Johnson’s house around 8:30 in the morning, between 9 and 10 o’clock, according to the officials, the prisoner took a tractor and a reflective vest out of the prison and drove away.”

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Authorities are searching for Watson, who is described as “extremely dangerous” for a period of five days. Earlier on Sunday, he was spotted in Henning, Tenn., in the area of the prison facility.

Investigators said they have received close to 400 tips related to the inmate’s disappearance, and offered a reward of up to $ 57,000) for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

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