Tennessee convict Place to face judge after escape, Catch

Tennessee convict Place to face judge after escape, Catch - us-canada

A Tennessee convict accused of killing a corrections secretary and escaping prison before leading police on a multi-day manhunt is set to face a judge.

Curtis Ray Watson is scheduled to appear at a Tennessee courtroom Wednesday for arraignment on charges including murder and aggravated sexual battery in 64-year old Debra Johnson’s killing.

Police say the 44-year old Watson was on lawn mowing responsibilities at West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Aug. 7 when he went to Johnson’s house on prison grounds and murdered her. Police say Watson then escaped on a tractor.

Watson eluded authorities until his arrest Sunday. He was found hours after he had been seen by surveillance cameras out of a home in Henning, 10 kilometers (16 km ) in the prison.

Watson has been serving a 15-year sentence for especially aggravated kidnapping.

Tennessee convict Place to face judge after escape, Catch - us-canada

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