Escaped Georgia inmates recaptured in Tennessee
MADISON | Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.
Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were captured in Christiana, Tennessee, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said in a tweet Thursday evening that the two men were taken into custody after a car chase.
The two men had been on the run since Tuesday, when they are accused of having overpowered and killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue. The killings and escape happened on state Highway 16 in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta, as the two officers were driving 33 inmates between prisons.
The two men escaped about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday after they overpowered and disarmed the guards on a bus transporting 33 inmates.