Britney Watson case: US Marshals seek ‘armed and dangerous’ ex-husband wanted in Tennessee mom’s murder

Britney Watson case: US Marshals seek ‘armed and dangerous’ ex-husband wanted in Tennessee mom’s murder

The US Marshals Service is now involved in the search for Kevin Watson, the missing ex-husband of Tennessee mother of three Britney Watson, who is believed to be dead.

The IS Haywood County Sheriff’s Office 34-year-old Britney was reported missing on Sunday after she was last seen on January 7 at a motel on Interstate 40 in Jackson, Tennessee.

“The USMS is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of Kevin Watson,” USMS Memphis said in a tweet Thursday. “He is wanted for First Degree Murder. The victim, Britney Watson, went missing on 1/07/23. Kevin Watson may be on foot in rural Haywood County. He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Department continued their search for Britney and Kevin Thursday morning on foot and ATV vehicles with the assistance of cadaver dogs, Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr. said. in an update posted on Facebook.

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On Friday, authorities plan to “organize a volunteer search group … for community volunteers and other volunteer search groups to come and check the area again,” Garrett added.

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Garrett previously told Fox News Digital that “authorities have evidence that indicates” that Kevin, who is believed to be a person of interest in his ex-wife’s disappearance and now murder, may be armed and possibly suicidal.

Kevin Watson is wanted for the first degree murder of his wife, Britney Watson.

Kevin Watson is wanted for the first degree murder of his wife, Britney Watson.
(USMS/ Bethany Watson)

The couple divorced about four years ago and wanted to get back together but had some “domestic issues” the sheriff said.

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Garrett thanked the Haywood community for their “support, calls, concerns and prayers.”

Later on Sunday, Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr. announced.  that authorities were located in the Big Eddy lake area north of Brownsville and that authorities located Kevin Watson's vehicle.

Later Sunday, Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr. announced that authorities had located Kevin Watson’s vehicle in the Big Eddy lake area north of Brownsville and were “searching the area around it.”
(Facebook/Kevin Watson)

“Remember the three children and the extended family in your prayers,” the sheriff said. “Respect their request for privacy and give encouraging words when necessary, because they are hurt. This could happen to most any family and we must and should sympathize with them. God bless our community and our efforts to find this couple.”

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