Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were caught on Thursday in Christiana, Tennessee, after taking an elderly couple hostage in their home, police claim. When law enforcement officers saw that stolen vehicle, a 10-mile chase ensued on Interstate 24 south of Nashville until the escapees crashed and ran from the wreck.
The two men are wanted for reportedly killing two Georgia state prison guards on a bus before fleeing in a stolen auto earlier this week. With help from a neighbor, the man held the two escapees at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived to arrest them.
Fleeing criminals Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were wanted for brutally overpowering and killing Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue on a prison bus in Georgia, as the two officers were driving 33 inmates between facilities.
The two inmates who have been on the run for three days after authorities say they killed two corrections officers, have been captured. A homeowner noticed the men in his driveway and called a neighbor over to hold them at gunpoint.
'They just murdered two corrections officers in a brutal fashion, ' Sills said.
This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Donnie Russell Rowe.
Authorities described the pair as "dangerous beyond description", lauding investigators and the homeowner to held them until arrest.
A state-wide search for Rowe and DuBose had been underway since they made their escape from Eatonton, Ga. on Tuesday.
"Somehow the couple broke free and notified authorities and that was absolutely critical", Josh DeVine with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations told reporters. Both are being sought by law enforcement. They then fled into the woods and ended up in a homeowner's yard.
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According to Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing, Row, 43, and DuBose, 24, on Thursday entered the unnamed couple's Shelbyville home after their auto broke down nearby.
This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office taken on October 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose.
The capture put an end to a multistate manhunt that lasted almost 60 hours after the inmates escaped Tuesday morning in central Georgia.
Dubose was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft in 2014.
After they left the home in the couple's vehicle, the homeowners were eventually able to free themselves and call police.
The two men are suspected of killing prison transfer Sgts. "We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service".
Following their tracks and footprints, authorities discovered the inmates took a 2008 white Ford F-250 pickup from a rural business in Madison, Georgia, sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
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.