HENNING – Two inmates who escaped a minimum security annex in West Tennessee Monday morning are back in TDOC custody. Ashton Siler, 21, and Dustin Wayman, 20, both minimum custody inmates, were captured less than 15 miles from the prison after the Department of Correction, with assistance from the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department, TN Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department located the pair in a wooded area near Highway 51 outside Covington, TN.
Both men will now be housed at a maximum security facility and will face an additional five years added to their sentences. Details of their escape are still under investigation. No known additional crimes were committed while on escape.
Siler was serving an eight year prison sentence for drug convictions out of Madison County. He would have been eligible for parole next year. Wayman was serving a two year sentence for auto burglary out of Knox County. His sentence was due to expire in January 2014.