SEDALIA, MO – An escape convict has been apprehended.

According to Missouri Department of Corrections, Shannon D. Watts, 34, was found last night, unconscious by Pettis County authorities. Watts, who was serving time for burglary, forgery, firearm possession, and vehicle tampering, disappeared from his work-release job at the state fair late Sunday night.

Watts was found with apparent head injuries near Route B, between Sedalia and Green Ridge. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

SEDALIA, MO – Law enforcement is continuing their search for an escapee who was on work release at the Missouri State Fair.

Shannon D. Watts reportedly walked away from a work site Sunday night. Watts is described as 6′ feet tall, 195 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. Missouri Department of corrections shared the information in a tweet Monday.

The public is urged to contact local law enforcement, or Highway Patrol with information.