TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Sarah Pender was profiled Saturday night on America's MostWanted.
A viewer who recognized Pender's photo called the Chicago PoliceDepartment with information on her whereabouts.
"We knew this woman was gonna get caught," said Doug Garrison ofthe Indiana Department of Corrections. "You can't stay undergroundthat long without somebody knowing or thinking, 'I recognize thatperson.'"
According to America's Most Wanted, Pender had been hiding outin a drug infested neighborhood in Chicago, and had been using thefake name "Ashley Thompson."
Police arrived to her apartment around 11:00 Saturday night.
They say Pender was quickly packing her bags, attempting to makea fast getaway, but they were able to question her.
Pender eventually admitted who she was, and was taken intocustody.
Good news for those who had worked to put her behind bars in thefirst place.
"I'm glad to hear that she's been arrested," said Parke CountyProsecutor Steve Cvengros. "She'll be charged with an escape, whichis a Class D Felony. Other than that it's a Department ofCorrections issue, so I'm not exactly sure what actions they'lltake."
The US Marshalls office said her escape could mean Penderwill have to start her original prison sentence over.
An Illinois court held an extradition hearing Sunday todetermine when Pender will be brought back to Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Corrections told News 10..Pender couldbe brought back as early as Monday, where she'll be housed in anisolation cell at the Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis.
Before Pender escaped from the Rockville Correctional Facility,her earliest possible release date from prison would have been inthe year 2052 when she will be 73-years-old.
But officials say, because of her escape, more prison timewill almost certainly be added to her original sentence.
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