Two fugitives from US state of Georgia captured: authorities

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters third day

Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky DuBose, 24, were captured in Murfreesboro, Tenn. after a chase, authorities confirmed.

Police officials stopped a auto they believed to be Rowe and DuBose on Interstate 24 near the Epps Mill Road exit.

Somehow, the pair managed to free themselves and force their way into the front of the vehicle, overpowering the guards and killing them with their own firearms. The two men held the elderly couple captive, stole their vehicle and fled the area.

The escaped inmates shot and killed Georgia Department of Corrections Officers Sgt. Bruce Billue, 58, and Sgt. Christopher Monica, 42, both of Milledgeville aboard a prison transfer bus.

Baldwin State Prison inmates were being transferred to another facility when two of them apparently got through a barrier in the transport bus, overpowered the guards and got a gun.

"This is the greatest effort I have ever seen and it's not just because of the crime, it's because the public is in grave danger", said Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills.

Authorities are now conducting a nationwide search for Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. Now authorities also are searching for a 2008 white Ford F250 pickup truck with the Georgia tag BCX-5372.

Sills, a sheriff in Putnam County for three decades, sent a personal message during the conference to the escapees: "You need to surrender".

Special agent David Levalley of the FBI's Atlanta Division said federal authorities have joined local and state officials to help catch the escapees. "Sgt. Monica leaves behind a wife, two daughters, a community that loves him, people that respected and looked up to him". My honest thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt.

Dubose and Rowe ran from the vehicle to the woods.

Sills said it was hard to determine if the two men were being helped by anyone on the outside but said there were an infinite number of possibilities since both men have friends and family in the area.

The two inmates then fled in the stolen Honda Civic and drove about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north to Madison, where they ransacked a home, stealing food and clothes and leaving their prison uniforms behind around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In the early hours of Tuesday they, along with 31 other cuffed-and-shackled prisoners were loaded on a transport bus being driven by Correctional Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue.

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