Watson recently escaped from West Tennessee State Penitentiary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the State of
Tennessee is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the
apprehension, arrest and conviction of Curtis Watson, who is a suspect in the
murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson.
“We need Tennesseans’ help,” said Governor Bill Lee. “I urge any person with
information that can help us locate and apprehend this individual to contact the
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation immediately.”
A Blue Alert has been issued for Watson, and he has been added to the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List. Watson is considered extremely
Anyone who has information concerning the whereabouts of this escaped inmate please
contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.