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Authorities search for escaped inmates

Published On: Apr 01 2013 09:27:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 02 2013 11:42:09 AM CDT
HENNING, Tenn. -

Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from the minimum-security annex of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.

The Tennessee Department of Corrections says 21-year-old Ashton Siler and 20-year-old Dustin Wayman escaped on Monday.

Siler is serving an eight-year prison sentence for drug convictions out of Madison County. He is eligible for parole next year.

Wayman was serving a two-year sentence for auto burglary out of Knox County. He is set for release in January.

Both men now face an additional five years in prison if convicted of escape.