Statewide manhunt continues for escaped inmate

Inmate accused of killing and sexually assaulting prison administrator just north of Memphis

By Updated: August 09, 2019 7:15 AM CT | Published: August 08, 2019 2:24 PM CT

With a Blue Alert in effect, Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee law enforcement officials are asking state residents to be on the lookout for Curtis Watson, a man accused of killing a West Tennessee State Penitentiary administrator and escaping from the prison grounds on a tractor.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.

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