Georgia fugitives reach road's end: a driveway in Tennessee

Georgia prison fugitives reach road's end: a driveway in Tennessee
Couple's dramatic 911 call after being held hostage by escaped Georgia inmates: 'Get the police out here'
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17 June, 2017

He then went on to recall the terrifying 20 minutes in which he was confronted by Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose who were wanted for killing two officers while escaping from prison.

"Hearing that you're a hero for simply calling 911 and explaining what happened and just backing up - even though we did have guns with us, we never had to use them - that to me is more than a God thing", he said.

"I can not tell you how grateful I was to see them arrive", Hale said. CORRECTS SOURCE TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN SIGNOFF- This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Donnie Russell Rowe.

"I saw two brutally murdered corrections officers, that's what I saw", said Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills recalling what he saw on the bus. Police were alerted through a 911 call by a couple who said the fugitives held them captive in their home.

"They wrestled with the man and got control of him and threatened both of their lives", Swing said.

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were apprehended in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.

"I'm sure (the keys) were left" in the truck, Sills said. A different homeowner who later spotted the inmates trying to steal his vehicle held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal applauded the "tireless efforts" of law enforcement but also turned his thoughts to the families of the two officers, saying their pain remains.

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Authorities say Rowe and Dubose forced their way into the Tennessee couples home Thursday afternoon.

It was the first of four cars they stole while trying to elude capture, authorities said.

The pair eventually were taken into custody by Tennessee authorities, he said, adding he was not aware of any injuries to law enforcement during the pursuit or arrests.

The fugitives then crashed the vehicle on Interstate 24 and fled on foot into a wooded area before entering a property in the community of Christiana, outside of Murfreesboro, Emmett said.

The inmates were caught following a vehicle chase in Tennessee, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said on Twitter.

"True bravery is what's caused us to stand before you tonight to talk about a successful capture instead of a tragic incident", TBI Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference.

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. They ultimately left the truck in Tennessee and stole a white sedan, which they abandoned near the hostages' home, Swing said.

The pair had been cellmates once and both were serving prison sentences for separate armed robbery and assault convictions at Baldwin State Prison near Milledgeville. They had been with the Georgia Department of Corrections since 2009 and 2007, respectively.


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