Curtis Watson

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.