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Missing W. Tennessee inmates captured

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(WMC-TV) - The search is over for two inmates who escaped from a minimum security annex in Henning, Tennessee.

Ashton Siler, 21, and Dustin Wayman, 20, were captured Wednesday morning along the banks of the Hatchie River in Tipton County.

Residents living near the Hatchie River are happy Siler and Wayman are back behind bars.

"I live on Rialto, at the end of the road. That's where the cops were, everywhere," said resident Brad Farmer.

Farmer was stopped by police on his way to work. Officers were combing the area near the river after a passer by spotted them jumping in on the south side of the bridge.

"They just showed me pictures and told me if I saw them, to contact [officials]," said Farmer.

Prison officials are still investigating how the two men escaped. Siler was serving an eight year prison sentence for drug convictions.

He would have been eligible for parole in 2014.

Wayman was serving a sentence for auto burglary. He would have been released in January.

"It's one of the risks we take by carrying them out on work areas or things like that. It's a minor risk I would say," said assistant commissioner of prisons Tony Parker.

Prison officials said both of these escapees will now be housed at the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville.

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