A Georgia sheriff said officers were “desperately” searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away.
Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose have been identified as the two inmates who killed two correctional officers Tuesday morning.
Sheriff Howard Sills said both inmates are now armed with the officers’.40 caliber Glock pistols.
Investigators said Dubose and Rowe disarmed the guards and shot them to death.
“They were inside the caged area of the bus”, he said.
Law enforcement officials warned DuBose and Rowe are extremely risky, in part, because they have nothing to lose.
The sheriff added, “I would suggest that they surrender before we find them”.
A Georgia sheriff says authorities still have no idea where two escaped inmates wanted in the killings of two guards are right now.
“We’re not sure”, she said.
A manhunt is underway in Georgia after two inmates killed two corrections officers before fleeing from a transport bus, authorities said.
The GDC identified the inmates as Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24.
It wasn’t immediately clear if either of the escaped inmates was responsible for the shootings.
“I saw two brutally murdered corrections officers“. “I have their blood on my shoes”. From Los Angeles to Arkansas to Spalding County, people are thanking the officers for their service to the State of Georgia.
“We lost two of our fellow officers, two of our kin”.
Governor Nathan Deal says the two fugitives will be brought to justice.
A $60,000 reward is being offered, the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Atlanta said. What is done is done.
The family of a Georgia prison guard killed when two inmates escaped their prison bus is anxious about the other law enforcement officers now searching for the fugitives. There is no one you can trust.and no where you can go that we won’t find you.
Dozier said both officers leave behind families and described them as “great officers”.
Billue, 58, had two sons and Monica, 42, left behind a wife. Rowe has been in prison since June 2002 and Dubose has been in prison since July 2015.
Both escaped inmates are serving long sentences for armed robbery and other crimes. He also had been convicted for two counts of theft by taking, entering auto, three counts of fraudulent credit card, two counts of burglary, three counts of financial identity fraud and robbery. When authorities arrived at the scene, the other prisoners were still locked on the bus with the doors closed.