Inmates who escaped Chattanooga Institution captured in South Nashville

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Corrections announced Sunday afternoon that two inmates who walked away from the Chattanooga Release Center Friday night were captured in South Nashville.

According to the TDOC, Katelyn Standifer, 26, was serving a three-year sentence for theft in Knox County, while Ashley Wardlaw, 36, was serving a four-year sentence for theft in Davidson County. Both women were scheduled to serve the remainder of their sentences at the Chattanooga Liberation Center before their scheduled release in 2023.

According to TDOC, Standifer and Wardlaw were listed as fugitives after their escape.

Standifer is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. She was last seen wearing gray pants, black shoes, and a black t-shirt.

Wardlaw is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. She was last seen wearing gray pants, white shoes and a dark colored shirt with the word “Reebok” on the front.


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