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Escapee from Wyoming prison arrested in southeast Oklahoma

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 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.

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 southeast of Oklahoma City.

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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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