Armed Georgia Escapees Nabbed In Rutherford County After Taking Hostages


Tennessee law enforcement said the couple were able to get break free and call investigators.

"We know how important it was to capture them", said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn.

The vehicle's security camera footage was being reviewed to piece together how the prisoners managed to wrest away the guards' weapons - and to determine which of the inmates pulled the trigger.

(Elbert County Sheriff's Office via AP). Rowe and Dubose were accused and convicted of aggravated assault and armed robbery. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. It is unclear which inmate shot and killed the two correctional officers.

Deputies did not fire back, and there were no injures in the gunfire, authorities said at a news conference that included representatives from the TBI, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the RCSO. Law enforcement officials earlier captured Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose, two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two G.

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For almost three days, Morgan County was the headquarters for one of the largest manhunts in state history as law enforcement officers nationwide looked for two Georgia prison inmates who killed two correctional officers in their violent escape Tuesday. "So I'm totally grateful to everyone involved".

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office was made the lead investigating agency in the case. Police believed the suspects then stole a second vehicle in Morgan County, Georgia, near a home where they were believed to have broken into to change clothes, authorities said Wednesday. Rutherford County sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said the suspects fired shots, striking several cruisers, but his deputies were not hit and did not return fire, to avoid endangering other motorists. "They said they put guns to both of their heads".

'He was a great man who has left a family behind, ' the page read. "Before I could get anywhere upon them, there were 25 officers out here", said Littrell.

Luckily, the homeowner was armed, and after calling the police and his neighbors, they were able to keep the murderers at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested them.

Two inmates who are the subject of a manhunt in connection with the death of two corrections officers in Georgia are seen in a photo provided to CNN by the Georgia Department of Corrections on June 13, 2017.

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Authorities offered a $130,000 reward for information regarding Rowe and Dubose's whereabouts and one Tennessee homeowner did more than tip them off.

Georgia's governor expressed thanks and praise for law enforcement after the capture of two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two prison guards. "We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service".

They entered the driver's compartment, overpowered and then disarmed officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue while the bus was on State Route 16 near Eatonton, some 70 miles southeast of Atlanta, police said. They then stole the couple's SUV, authorities say, and an officer spotted the stolen vehicle hours later on Interstate 24.

That's where the trail goes cold.

Baldwin State Prison transfer sergeants Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue were slain.

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