'Most Wanted' Woman Caught Months After Escape

Police: Sarah Pender In Custody In Chicago

A convicted murderer who had been on the run from an Indiana prison for more than four months was apprehended Saturday in Chicago.

Sarah Jo Pender, 29, escaped from the Rockville Correction Center in August. She was found in an apartment shortly after she was featured on Fox's "America's Most Wanted."

Pender, along with former Noblesville High School football star Richard "Rick" Hull Jr., was convicted in the murder of two former roommates in 2000.

"This was a special case, a very notorious crime, and that made us want to get her back in custody," said Douglas Garrison, of the Indiana Department of Correction. "She was a dangerous lady in prison for a very dangerous crime and she needed to be back in custody."

Pender had been sentenced to 110 years in prison. She had escaped from the medium-security prison about 50 miles west of Indianapolis on Aug. 4 with help from Scott Spitler Sr., who was then a guard at the prison, and an Indianapolis woman named Jamie Long.

Spitler hid Pender in a state prison vehicle and drove her out of prison grounds, then Long picked Pender up in her car, authorities said.

Authorities arrested Spitler Aug. 6 and apprehended Long, 42, at her home the following day. Both were convicted for their roles in Pender's escape.

Pender had been added to the U.S. MarshalsÂ’ Most Wanted Fugitives list in October.