Escaped Georgia inmates captured after chase in Tennessee


Dubose and Rowe then fled into a wooded area and made their way to another nearby home. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills called the fugitive inmates "dangerous beyond description".

A Tennessee man ended a multi-state manhunt for two inmates wanted for killing two guards during their escape from a Georgia prison. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.

New photos shared in the media show two escaped Georgia inmates shortly after being captured in Tennessee Thursday.

"Shortly thereafter one of our deputies spotted the vehicle coming in on 231 south", said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

The convicts said they would be dead within 24 hours, the hostages later told police.

"They wrestled with the man and got control of him and threatened both of them's lives", he said.

"They've certainly had time to get out of the state", Sills said.

They ditched their uniforms for stolen clothes when they ransacked a house about 30 miles from where they left the bus, Sills said. Some 15 minutes later, the two managed to escape their bonds and call police. "It's the two people from Georgia, escapees".

The head of Georgia's Department of Correction, Greg Dozier, declined to talk about how the prisoners where capable of overtaking the armed guards on Thursday.

The fugitives took another sedan, which later was left by the side of a road in Swing's jurisdiction. "We need help out here quick ... hurry!"

"It's alright. You survived", the man tells his wife.

Authorities were vigilant and did a good job of spreading the word about the escapees.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said the suspects fired shots, striking several cruisers, but his deputies weren't hit and didn't return fire to avoid endangering other motorists.

The inmates had run through the woods to a home near the rural community of Christiana. They made their way to another home, but police say this time the homeowner held them at gunpoint with help from a neighbor after they tried to steal the homeowner's auto. This homeowner and his neighbor held the two suspects until authorities arrived and were able to successfully capture them.

TBI Director Mark Gwyn said he's "totally grateful to everyone involved". Both later appeared in court, wearing orange jumpsuits and surrounded by officers, waiving their right to challenge their extraditions to Georgia.

Two inmates who are the subject of a manhunt in connection with the death of two corrections officers in Georgia are seen in a photo provided to CNN by the Georgia Department of Corrections on June 13, 2017.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

The pair were being moved early Tuesday morning in a routine transfer when they escaped from the caged back area of the prison bus, overpowered and disarmed the two corrections officers responsible for driving, and fatally shot them, the authorities said.

Monica, 42, a sergeant, worked for the department for nearly eight years and leaves a wife.

Fugitives in custody following vehicle chase in TN.

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 when the trail had gone cold.

Dubose and Rowe were caught after breaking into the home of an elderly couple in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Dubose was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft in 2014.

Undated photo of Christopher Monica, a corrections officer murdered in Georgia June 13, 2017.Undated photo of Curtis Billue, a corrections officer murdered in Georgia June 13, 2017.