Escaped inmates arrested after Tennessee homeowners make vital call to police

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Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing two Georgia prison guards on a bus before fleeing in a stolen care earlier this week, prompting a massive manhunt. Each had served the department for several years.

Donnie Russell Rowe, an escaped Georgia prisoner, was apprehended in Tennessee on June 15, 2017.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that they had been captured and the state's governor indicated that they had been detained in the neighbouring state of Tennessee. "I am grateful to everybody and thankful to God himself for minimizing any further harm to anyone". Dubose and Rowe remained inside the home of the couple - who police say are "extremely traumatised" - for three hours as they took clothing and jewellery, and ate beef stew. They ran on foot for another 6 miles until they came to a home set back from the road by a long drive when they attempted to steal another vehicle, Miller said.

Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were arrested Thursday near Shelbyville, Tennessee. But this time, a homeowner saw the two trying to steal his auto. At that point a homeowner came out and held the suspects at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

"We've got Moore County involved, Bedford County and Rutherford County".

Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory Dozier said, "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of two of our officers, who are our family, and our priority is to locate these fugitives and bring them to justice for this heinous act against those working to protect the public".

At about 5:30 p.m. CT, Swing said Dubose and Rowe made a decision to leave and stole the couple's Jeep Cherokee.

He also lauded the cooperation between agencies, and offered support the grieving members of law enforcement in Georgia.

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Now they'll be transported back to Putnam County, and the families of Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue can rest a little easier knowing that the men suspected behind their deaths are behind bars before their funerals. Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Geo.

They left the horrific scene, carjacked a driver who pulled up behind the bus and fled in the man's Honda Civic.

Late Tuesday night, about 12 hours after the home burglary, the pair stole a Ford pickup truck from a rock quarry about 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from the burglarized home.

The reward for information leading to their capture had been gradually increased from US$60,000 to US$130,000. TBI's Gwyn said Thursday he wasn't sure who would collect the reward.

He wasn't sure whether they were cellmates at Baldwin State Prison immediately prior to the escape.

After the men were captured Thursday, Swing said that "it's kind of hard to believe". Monica had been with the Georgia Department of Corrections since October 2009 and Billue since July 2007.

Putnam County, Georgia, Sheriff Howard Sills said Thursday the public was in "grave danger" and that the authorities had no knowledge regarding the inmates' location. "We are looking for them anywhere they might be on planet Earth".

Rowe, considered a sociopath by authorities, was described as a recidivist with a long list of convictions and was serving a life sentence for armed robbery and other crimes.

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