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Escapee from Wyoming prison arrested in southeast Oklahoma

August 9, 2019
This 2008 photo provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shows 32-year-old Ashli Faler. Authorities say Faler, who escaped from a Wyoming prison nearly 10 years ago has been arrested in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 that officers acting on a tip arrested Faler on Aug. 1 at a home in Krebs, near McAlester and about 110 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation vis AP)
This 2008 photo provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shows 32-year-old Ashli Faler. Authorities say Faler, who escaped from a Wyoming prison nearly 10 years ago has been arrested in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 that officers acting on a tip arrested Faler on Aug. 1 at a home in Krebs, near McAlester and about 110 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation vis AP)

KREBS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who escaped from a Wyoming prison nearly 10 years ago has been arrested in southeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday that officers acting on a tip arrested 32-year-old Ashli Faler on Aug. 1 at a home in Krebs, near McAlester and about 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.

The agency says Faler was serving up to three years in prison for a forgery conviction when she escaped after about 11 months in custody from a Wyoming Department of Corrections facility in Casper.

Faler was being held in the Pittsburg County Jail pending extradition to Wyoming.

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