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TENNESSEE. KERRY, WHAT GAVE POLICE THE BREAK THEY KERRY, WHAT GAVE POLICE THE BREAK THEY NEEDED? POLICE THE BREAK THEY NEEDED?>>Reporter: WELL, NEEDED?>>Reporter: WELL, JOSE, ALL CREDIT>>Reporter: WELL, JOSE, ALL CREDIT TONIGHT TO TECHNOLOGY JOSE, ALL CREDIT TONIGHT TO TECHNOLOGY AND THE FAMILY WHO TONIGHT TO TECHNOLOGY AND THE FAMILY WHO KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH AND THE FAMILY WHO KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH IT, ONE OF THOSE RING KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH IT, ONE OF THOSE RING DOORBELL CAMERAS IT, ONE OF THOSE RING DOORBELL CAMERAS ALERTED A FAMILY HERE DOORBELL CAMERAS ALERTED A FAMILY HERE IN RURAL TENNESSEE ALERTED A FAMILY HERE IN RURAL TENNESSEE THAT SOMEONE WAS IN IN RURAL TENNESSEE THAT SOMEONE WAS IN THEIR BACKYARD, AND THAT SOMEONE WAS IN THEIR BACKYARD, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT IT, THEIR BACKYARD, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT IT, THEY RECOGNIZED THAT THEN WE LOOKED AT IT, THEY RECOGNIZED THAT IT WAS THE ESCAPED THEY RECOGNIZED THAT IT WAS THE ESCAPED INMATE, CURTIS RAY IT WAS THE ESCAPED INMATE, CURTIS RAY WATSON. INMATE, CURTIS RAY WATSON. CAPTURED, THE FIVE-DAY WATSON. CAPTURED, THE FIVE-DAY MANHUNT FINALLY OVER. CAPTURED, THE FIVE-DAY MANHUNT FINALLY OVER.>>IT IS A GOOD DAY, MANHUNT FINALLY OVER.>>IT IS A GOOD DAY, BECAUSE CURTIS WATTSON>>IT IS A GOOD DAY, BECAUSE CURTIS WATTSON IS IN CUSTODY. BECAUSE CURTIS WATTSON IS IN CUSTODY.>>Reporter: WATSON’S IS IN CUSTODY.>>Reporter: WATSON’S PRISON BREAK COMING TO>>Reporter: WATSON’S PRISON BREAK COMING TO AN END BECAUSE OF THE PRISON BREAK COMING TO AN END BECAUSE OF THE RING DOORBELL CAMERAS. AN END BECAUSE OF THE RING DOORBELL CAMERAS. AT 3:20, CURTIS RAY RING DOORBELL CAMERAS. AT 3:20, CURTIS RAY WATSON, HUNGRY, AT 3:20, CURTIS RAY WATSON, HUNGRY, MOSQUITO BITTEN AND WATSON, HUNGRY, MOSQUITO BITTEN AND COVERED IN TICKS MOSQUITO BITTEN AND COVERED IN TICKS RAIDED AN OUTDOOR COVERED IN TICKS RAIDED AN OUTDOOR REFRIGERATOR AT THE RAIDED AN OUTDOOR REFRIGERATOR AT THE TAYLOR HOME. REFRIGERATOR AT THE TAYLOR HOME. WHAT WATSON DID NOT TAYLOR HOME. WHAT WATSON DID NOT KNOW WAS INSIDE HARVEY WHAT WATSON DID NOT KNOW WAS INSIDE HARVEY AND ANN TAYLOR HAD KNOW WAS INSIDE HARVEY AND ANN TAYLOR HAD WALKEN UP AND WATCHING AND ANN TAYLOR HAD WALKEN UP AND WATCHING EVERY MOVE. WALKEN UP AND WATCHING EVERY MOVE.>>ONCE HE CLOSED THE EVERY MOVE.>>ONCE HE CLOSED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE>>ONCE HE CLOSED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR, MY LEFT SIDE OF THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR, MY WIFE COULD SEE HIS REFRIGERATOR DOOR, MY WIFE COULD SEE HIS FACE AND RECOGNIZED WIFE COULD SEE HIS FACE AND RECOGNIZED HIS BEARD. FACE AND RECOGNIZED HIS BEARD.>>Reporter: THEY HIS BEARD.>>Reporter: THEY CALLED 911, BUT BY THE>>Reporter: THEY CALLED 911, BUT BY THE TIME POLICE ARRIVED, CALLED 911, BUT BY THE TIME POLICE ARRIVED, WATSON WAS GONE. TIME POLICE ARRIVED, WATSON WAS GONE. ABOUT SEVEN HOURS WATSON WAS GONE. ABOUT SEVEN HOURS LATER, TWO OFFICERS ABOUT SEVEN HOURS LATER, TWO OFFICERS WITH THE TENNESSEE LATER, TWO OFFICERS WITH THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF WITH THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOUND DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOUND WATSON, WHO HAD BEEN CORRECTIONS FOUND WATSON, WHO HAD BEEN HIDING IN THIS SOYBEAN WATSON, WHO HAD BEEN HIDING IN THIS SOYBEAN FIELD. HIDING IN THIS SOYBEAN FIELD. TODAY THOSE OFFICERS FIELD. TODAY THOSE OFFICERS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR TODAY THOSE OFFICERS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR DEL JENS. RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR DEL JENS. THE TENNESSEE BUREAU DEL JENS. THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS SAYS THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS SAYS WATSON SURRENDERED OF INVESTIGATIONS SAYS WATSON SURRENDERED WITHOUT INCIDENT BUT WATSON SURRENDERED WITHOUT INCIDENT BUT WAS CONSIDERED VIOLENT WITHOUT INCIDENT BUT WAS CONSIDERED VIOLENT BECAUSE WHEN HE MADE WAS CONSIDERED VIOLENT BECAUSE WHEN HE MADE HIS ESCAPE LAST WEEK, BECAUSE WHEN HE MADE HIS ESCAPE LAST WEEK, HE’S ACCUSED OF HIS ESCAPE LAST WEEK, HE’S ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HE’S ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING AND KILLING SEXUALLY ASSAULTING AND KILLING 64-YEAR-OLD DEBORAH AND KILLING 64-YEAR-OLD DEBORAH JOHNSON, A PRISON 64-YEAR-OLD DEBORAH JOHNSON, A PRISON ADMINISTRATOR, WHO JOHNSON, A PRISON ADMINISTRATOR, WHO LIVED ON THE PRISON ADMINISTRATOR, WHO LIVED ON THE PRISON GROUNDS. LIVED ON THE PRISON GROUNDS.>>I JUST THANK GOD GROUNDS.>>I JUST THANK GOD THAT IT WAS, THAT HE>>I JUST THANK GOD THAT IT WAS, THAT HE WAS CAPTURED BEFORE THAT IT WAS, THAT HE WAS CAPTURED BEFORE HER FUNERAL, BECAUSE WAS CAPTURED BEFORE HER FUNERAL, BECAUSE IT GIVES US ADDED HER FUNERAL, BECAUSE IT GIVES US ADDED RELIEF THAT WE CAN IT GIVES US ADDED RELIEF THAT WE CAN REALLY BURY OUR RELIEF THAT WE CAN REALLY BURY OUR MOTHER. REALLY BURY OUR MOTHER.>>Reporter: FROM THE MOTHER.>>Reporter: FROM THE PRISON TO WHERE WATSON>>Reporter: FROM THE PRISON TO WHERE WATSON WAS FOUND, HE HAD PRISON TO WHERE WATSON WAS FOUND, HE HAD COVERED ONLY TEN WAS FOUND, HE HAD COVERED ONLY TEN MILES. COVERED ONLY TEN MILES.>>THERE WAS A REWARD, MILES.>>THERE WAS A REWARD, ANYBODY TALK TO YOU>>THERE WAS A REWARD, ANYBODY TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT, ARE YOU ANYBODY TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT, ARE YOU DUE THAT MONDAY? ABOUT THAT, ARE YOU DUE THAT MONDAY?>>I WOULD THINK SO. DUE THAT MONDAY?>>I WOULD THINK SO.>>KERRY, NOW THAT>>I WOULD THINK SO.>>KERRY, NOW THAT HE’S CHARGED WITH>>KERRY, NOW THAT HE’S CHARGED WITH MURDER, WHAT COULD HE HE’S CHARGED WITH MURDER, WHAT COULD HE BE FACING? MURDER, WHAT COULD HE BE FACING?>>Reporter: WELL, THE BE FACING?>>Reporter: WELL, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY>>Reporter: WELL, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL HERE SAYS THAT DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL HERE SAYS THAT HE WILL LIKELY SEEK GENERAL HERE SAYS THAT HE WILL LIKELY SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY. HE WILL LIKELY SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY. WATSON HAD BEEN IN THE DEATH PENALTY. WATSON HAD BEEN IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED

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  1. You can tell by the surprised in that man's face he did not know there was an reward  He did the right thing because it was the right thing to do!  Edited to correct my error.

  2. The prison should offer to pay for ring doorbells for  every resident who lives within a  mile radius of the facility.

  3. I really hope Curtis ray Watson gets a death penalty, he should not have killed that lady, God be with her family.

  4. R.i.p debra Johnson stranger I'm usually for prison reform and against the the death penalty but this story just got me really 2nd guessing why was she left alone were he could do this

  5. Wonder when they are going to catch the people that murdered 40 illegals men, women, and children by nailing the doors shut and burning them alive in a barn BYBEE TENNESSEE ..They Ran the FBI off the entire town guess the FBI ain't all that .. Or is it they they got handled

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