PETTIS COUNTY, MO – An escape convict has been apprehended.

According to Missouri Department of Corrections, Shannon D. Watts, 34, was found Monday 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.