Georgia inmates on the run after killing prison guards during transport
By Jennifer Cruz
Ricky Dubose (left) and Donnie Rowe escaped after allegedly murdering two corrections officers in Georgia Tuesday morning. (Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections)
Authorities in Georgia and across the country are searching for two escaped inmates who allegedly murdered two corrections officers in Putnam County during a transport Tuesday morning.
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills described the inmates in an emotional press conference as “dangerous beyond description.”
Sills said Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were being transported in a prison bus when they somehow broke free and made their way into the front area of the bus. The pair reportedly overpowered the corrections officers, took their service weapons, and fatally shot them.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the shooting was captured on video, but Sills would not provide any further details.
The deceased corrections officers were identified as Christopher Monica, 42, and Curtis Billue, 58. Monica had been with the department for eight years and Billue was a 10-year veteran. Both left families behind.
Thirty-one other inmates were on the bus at the time of the incident, but Greg Dozier with the Georgia Department of Corrections said they stayed on the bus and have cooperated throughout the investigation. Sills confirmed that it was