In the last couple of days, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) had been alerting people of an “extremely dangerous” inmate who escaped from a Tennessee prison. This Sunday, Aug. 11, authorities claimed that he had been apprehended.

The escape occurred on Wednesday as Homicide suspect Curtis Watson, 44, fled from a work detail at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee. He was captured at around 11 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

A surveillance video poste by TBI on Twitter showed Watson about 10 miles away from the prison just hours before he was captured.

The suspect was initially accused of murdering 64-year-old Debra Johnson, the West Tennessee administrator for the department of corrections, who was found dead in her home Wednesday morning with a cord wrapped around her neck.

Johnson died from strangulation and had been sexually assaulted during the attack, according to court documents.

Watson was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, and aggravated sexual battery. He was sent to prison for 38 years.

Watson was serving a sentence for especially aggravated kidnapping, which he was convicted of in 2013, according to the TBI. His prior conviction for child abuse expired in 2011, authorities said.

A reward of $52,000 had been offered for information leading to Watson’s capture.

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