A Local 8 Weather Alert has been issued for Wednesday morning (the busiest travel day of the year), due to the cold rain and wet snow mix expected across East Tennessee. While it may be a cold rain in the Valley, drivers headed toward the Smokies or the Tri-Cities are more likely to encounter moderate wet snow showers. Please be advised.
COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities have captured two inmates who escaped from the minimum-security annex of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.
The Tennessee Department of Correction says 21-year-old Ashton Siler and 20-year-old Dustin Wayman were found Wednesday morning in a wooded area near Highway 51 outside Covington.
The inmates had escaped the jail on Monday. Details of the escape are still under investigation.
Siler is serving an eight-year prison sentence for drug convictions out of Madison County. He was eligible for parole next year.
Wayman was serving a two-year sentence for auto burglary out of Knox County. He was set for release in January.
Both men now face an additional five years in prison if convicted of escape.
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