Escaped inmates wanted for killing two guards caught by police

George Tzokas
By George Tzokas
June 16, 2017US News
Escaped inmates wanted for killing two guards caught by police

Two escaped inmates wanted for killing two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured on June 16. They were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner as they were trying to steal his vehicle, authorities said.

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were arrested in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee. Police had been searching for them across state lines since Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the Rowe and Dubose invasion held a couple captive and stole their vehicle, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

During their escape, they fired on sheriff’s deputies chasing them on Interstate 24 about 50 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said. Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said his deputies did not return fire and none were injured.

Rowe and Dubose crashed the car and ran into the woods, Miller said. They then came across a home set back on a long driveway.

The trooper said the homeowner looked outside and saw the two allegedly trying to steal his car. The man called for help and held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor until the Sheriff’s Department could get there to arrest the fugitives.

The two are being held in the Rutherford County jail.

Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said in a news release that he was relieved the two inmates were captured and no longer a threat to the public.

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