KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — After extended negotiations, an escaped Morgan County Correctional Facility inmate Jason Copley, 44, peacefully surrendered. Knoxville Police say he was taken into custody after exiting a home on Woodrow Drive.

The search for Copley began on the evening of January 8. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was contacted by the Tennessee Department of Correction to help find Copley after he walked away from a work detail. Based on the suspicion that he could be in the Knoxville area, the THP contacted the Knoxville Police Department to assist in locating Copley.

KPD and THP officers eventually found Copley in a home in the 2800 block of Woodrow Drive. As law enforcement personnel attempted to make contact with those inside the home, TDOC officers at the door reported hearing shots fired inside the home.

Later around 3 a.m., KPD Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene to begin negotiations, while Special Operations Squad personnel secured the perimeter. After three hours, Copley agreed to peacefully surrender, exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident at around 6:45 a.m. Police say that no injuries were reported.

According to TDOC, another person inside the home was also arrested and is facing charges. Due to this incident, Copley will be transferred to a maximum-security facility. TDOC shared that in addition to escape charges, he could face several additional charges.

Copley was serving an eight-year sentence for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault out of Knox County. His sentence was set to expire in three years. He has an extensive criminal history in Knox and Anderson counties as well as Detroit, Michigan.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information.