Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say

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Rowe and DuBose wrecked the Jeep near the 91 mile marker, according to the THP, and fled into the woods alongside the interstate.

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He says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and saw the men trying to steal his vehicle. He said he didn't know how they got through the locked cage to overpower the guards.

Since their escape, there had been numerous reported sightings, and authorities had offered a reward for their capture. Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue were killed in the process.

"We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service", Deal said. Billue, 58, a 10-year employee, is survived by his father, brother and sister, Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said.

"They will be brought to justice swiftly for their heinous crime against our Officers", he said, also expressing gratitude to all of the law enforcement officers who provided support and assistance in the search for the two men.

Two Georgia inmates suspected of killing two corrections officers in an escape from a prisoner transport bus this week have been captured, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday.

Police responded and started chasing the pair.

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Authorities then chased the fugitives until they crashed their vehicle, Emmett said. When officers approached them, they surrendered and were taken into custody.

A nationwide manhunt had intensified for the inmates - Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose - who had been armed and on the run since Tuesday, officials said. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills called the fugitive inmates "dangerous beyond description". Due to their tireless efforts, the public is safe. The Department of Corrections said Rowe, 43, has been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose, 24, began a 20-year sentence in 2015.

The two men were cellmates and friends in prison and may have planned their escape; however, the bus ride Tuesday morning was unscheduled, officials said. Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue were fatally shot.

The escapees stayed inside the Shelbyville home for nearly three hours before fleeing. David LeValley, agent in charge of the FBI's Atlanta office, told reporters that "we are expanding, not shrinking, our effort to find these individuals".

Monica, 42, a sergeant, worked for the department for nearly eight years and leaves a wife. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Park.

Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said the couple was lucky to be alive. The manhunt for both inmates continues into its third day Thursday.

My honest thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt. Deal said they would "No effort will be spared in pursuit of the killers, and no state resources required in this endeavor will be spared".

Rowe and DuBose had been on the run since early Tuesday morning when they allegedly shot and killed two corrections officers in Georgia while they were being transferred to another facility by transport bus. 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.