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2 inmates who escaped work crew arrested in Lebanon

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The suspects were arrested after a car chase and a foot pursuit. (WSMV) The suspects were arrested after a car chase and a foot pursuit. (WSMV)
Michael Flanigan Jr. (Source: Lebanon Police Department) Michael Flanigan Jr. (Source: Lebanon Police Department)
Jordan Langford (Source: Lebanon Police Department) Jordan Langford (Source: Lebanon Police Department)
Malea Green-Paciunas (Source: Lebanon Police Department) Malea Green-Paciunas (Source: Lebanon Police Department)
Edna Knight (Source: Lebanon Police Department) Edna Knight (Source: Lebanon Police Department)
LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

Two inmates who escaped from a road work crew in Putnam County were arrested in Lebanon on Friday morning.

PJ Hardy, the public information officer for the Lebanon Police Department, confirmed Jordan Langford and Michael Flanigan Jr. are now both in custody.

Lebanon officers started searching for the two men after receiving a tip from the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

After searching several locations, authorities spotted the suspects' car around 2:20 a.m. near the Walmart on Cumberland Street.

Police tried stopping the vehicle, which is when the suspects allegedly drove off, leading officers on a pursuit along Interstate 40 and Highway 231 until they crashed into Poppies Boutique in the Lebanon Public Square.

The two suspects then reportedly got out of the car and ran off.

Police said Flanigan was hiding underneath a trash can when he was bitten by a K-9 officer. Langford was taken into custody after being found hiding in a duct nearby.

Officers detained the two women who stayed inside the car. Malea Green-Paciunas, 20, is accused of driving the vehicle during the police pursuit. Edna Knight, 23, was a passenger.

Both women were taken to the hospital for the injuries they sustained during the crash.

Flanigan, 21, has minor injuries after being bitten by the K-9 officer. He was taken to Tennova Medical for treatment.

Green-Paciunas and Knight are charged with criminal responsibility of facilitation of escape from a penal institution. Their bonds were sent at $50,000 each. They could face additional charges in Wilson County.

Langford and Flanigan had been missing since they left their road work crew on Thursday. They have been charged with escape from a penal institution. Their bonds have been set at $20,000 each.

Stay with News 4 for updates on this developing story.

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