TDOC captured two runaway inmates, officials say

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The two inmates who left the Chattanooga Release Center Friday night were located in South Nashville.

Both have been taken into custody, police said.

The Tennessee Department of Correction released photos of two inmates that walked away from a Tennessee release center on Friday night.

The pair walked away from the Chattanooga Release Center.

Katelyn Standifer, 26, was serving a three-year sentence for theft out of Knox County, a release said. Ashley Wardlaw, 36, was serving a four-year sentence for theft out of Davidson County.

According to officials, the women were to serve the remainder of their sentences at the Chattanooga Release Center prior to their scheduled releases in 2023.

Standifer was last seen wearing gray pants, black shoes, and a black t-shirt.

Wardlaw was last seen wearing gray pants, white shoes, and a dark-colored shirt with the word “Reebok” on the front.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Standifer or Wardlaw should contact the Tennessee Department of Correction at 1-844-TDC-FIND or your local law enforcement agency.

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