Knox Co. escapee, fellow inmate captured

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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