Curtis Ray Watson was spotted at a home near Henning early Sunday morning, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Department of Correction announce.

Surveillance footage showing Watson – who has now changed clothes and is dressed in camouflage coveralls and a hat while carrying a bag – were taken by a Ring camera at about 3:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Graves Avenue, also known as Hwy. 87 eastbound.


Authorities are encouraging residents to continue to be vigilant and alert.

The search for Watson, who walked away from work release on Wednesday morning and is accused of sexually assaulting and strangling correctional administrator Debra Johnson before leaving the prison campus on a tractor, is now entering its fifth day.

The TBI and TDOC will be briefing the media Sunday morning.

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