Escaped Georgia inmates captured thanks to the aid of armed citizens
By Jennifer Cruz
Prison escapees Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe stopped running Thursday night. (Photo: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
Two escaped Georgia inmates who have been on the run for more than two days after killing two corrections officers during a routine transport in Putnam County Monday morning were captured in Shelbyville, Tennessee, Thursday night.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the capture of Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe just after 8 p.m.
Several hours before their capture, the two inmates broke into an elderly couple’s home, tied them up, and held them captive for three hours before eventually taking off with the couple’s cell phones and Jeep.
As the inmates were leaving the home, a Tennessee trooper was coming to the house to perform a welfare check, and a chase ensued. The chase continued for 10 miles, ending with the inmates crashing the stolen Jeep. Shots were fired during this time, but no one was injured.
Dubose and Rowe then fled into a wooded area and made their way to another nearby home. However, when the homeowner saw the inmates in his driveway, he held them at gunpoint and called his neighbor over for assistance. The two held the inmates at gunpoint until authorities arrived