Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe, 43

UPDATE - Authorities said the two escaped Baldwin County Prison inmates who shot and killed two corrections officers during their escape on Tuesday morning from a prison van in Putnam County have been captured.

Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe surrendered near Murfreesboro, Tennessee after law enforcement officials said a day-long crime spree for the pair ended at the end of a gun of an alert homeowner.

"They were apprehended. They are not harmed. No one is harmed. Long story short, the truck that was stolen here was abandoned in Moore County Tennessee, which is Lynchburg," said Sheriff Sills.

CAPTURED! Escaped inmates caught in Tennessee


PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. – A manhunt continues for two Baldwin County Prison inmates accused of shooting and killing two corrections officers while being transported in Putnam County.

Authorities said Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, were being transported when they overpowered and fatally shot the two officers, one of which was driving the transport bus on Highway 16 around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The corrections officers killed have been identified as 42 year-old Christopher Monica and 58 year-old Curtis Billue. Monica had worked for the facility for nearly 8 years after being hired in October of 2009. Billue was nearing his 10th anniversary with the facility after being hired in July of 2007.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the inmates then carjacked a 2004 dark green Honda Civic (GA tag RBJ6601), and fled west towards Eatonton armed with the officers’ .40 caliber Glock pistols.

Rowe, a repeat offender currently serving life without parole, was imprisoned after being convicted on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault. He is described as a white male standing around 6’2″ and weighing about 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

DuBose was imprisoned after being found guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault, credit card fraud and theft by taking. He is described as a white male standing about 6 feet tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He also has tattoos on his face.

Authorities are warning anyone who sees them to call 911



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