Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint

Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint

Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint

Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were arrested Thursday near Shelbyville, Tennessee. She said her cousin is not a monster. "With the crimes committed in Georgia, we know they could've done that here. I took off down the road with a gun if you want me to be honest", said local resident and witness Jeremy Littrell.

Tarver said she last talked to Dubose when he visited her church in 2013.

Georgia's Department of Corrections said Rowe, 43, had been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose, 24, began a 20-year sentence in 2015.

Channel 2 Action News learned Thursday evening the men ditched that truck Moore County, Tennessee Thursday. The duo were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner after they were trying to steal his vehicle, according to authorities. The deputy began following the auto, called for backup and then tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled to the interstate and a chase ensued. Rowe and Dubose ate food in the couple's house, Swing said, and later fled in one of the couple's cars, after which the victims were able to free themselves and call authorities.

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday, and said credit should go to forces well beyond his control.

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"All of a sudden, I look up from my phone and I see a state trooper".

'How they got through the locks and things up to that area I do not know'. No one was wounded, Miller said.

Miller said the 10-mile chase Thursday on I-24 south of Nashville was hundreds of miles from where they escaped. Rowe and Dubose surrendered a short time later.

Rowe and Dubose were finally taken alive.

Hale said he thinks the men surrendered because his auto resembles a police vehicle. No one was injured in the incident. They're accused of fatally shooting Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue before they vehicle jacked a driver that happened to pull up behind the bus traveling on Highway 16 in Putnam county. It was unclear whether they were still using the Ford F-250 when they were caught. The pair were wanted for killing two correctional officers during transport on June 13. "We can not replace them".

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"We are relieved to know that these two risky individuals have been taken off the streets, and the public is out of harm's way", GDC Commissioner Greg Dozier added.

Gov. Nathan Deal released a statement on the matter:"Rest assured, justice will be served".

The FBI is rolling out what it calls "a significant media effort" including "a nationwide billboard campaign" to appeal for help from the public in tracking down two inmates sought in the killings of their guards on a Georgia prison bus.

The guards killed in the escape were Baldwin State Prison officers Sergeants Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue. "We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service", he added. But he also turned his thoughts to the families of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue, who were gunned down Tuesday morning. He was husband and father of two daughters.

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

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