Update-Overall reward up to $52,500

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.

The state’s reward was one of several offered in the case. The FBI and US Marshals have each offered $10,000 in the case, while the TBI has offered $2,500 and ATF $5,000. The entire amount of reported rewards so far is up to $52,500.

“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 dangerous.

Anyone who has information concerning the whereabouts of this escaped inmate please contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND. 

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