Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say

Frederick Owens
June 16, 2017

The reward for information leading to their arrest is $130,000. So he waited, with his rifle at the ready, until Sheriff Howard Sills arrived a few minutes later at the scene.

The dark green vehicle was under a heavy canopy of trees and could not be spotted by air, Sills said. "I have their blood on my shoes".

Troopers and other law enforcement patrolling the roads have a description of the truck they allegedly stole and Dubose is easily recognizable because of the tattoos on his face and neck.

Authorities say the men overpowered two guards on a prison transport bus Tuesday and grabbed their guns.

"We are still desperately looking for these two individuals".

Sills described the fugitives as violent repeat offenders who are extremely risky, having taken the guards' 9 mm pistols. They are unsafe beyond description.

If you see the truck or them, they are considered "armed and risky", and you should call, 911 or 877-WANTED2 (926-8332).

He urged the fugitives to turn themselves in. "It's because the public is in grave danger".

The reward for information leading to their arrest grew Wednesday to $91,000, contributed by multiple agencies, the sheriff's office said.

The inmates also carjacked a 2004 green Honda Civic 4-door with a Georgia license plate RBJ6601 on Tuesday. The publication also says he was promoted to sergeant at Baldwin State Prison in 2012 and then took a job at the prison's transportation unit last summer. He was serving time at Baldwin State Prison for armed robbery in Bibb County, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website.

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Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said the loss of the two officers has caused him "pain and anguish that began in the toes of my feet and went up to my heart".

"They were inside the caged area of the bus", he said. But nothing solid so far, officials said.

Both escapees are considered by authorities to be armed with 9mm handguns, the ones taken from the corrections officers after they were shot to death on the bus. It is unclear at this time whether specifically Rowe or Dubose shot and killed the two correctional officers. "We can not replace them", he said.

Monica was 42 and leaves behind a wife, Dozier said.

If spotted, contact your local police department or the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal pledged every state resource necessary to catch the pair, and vowed that the guards' selflessness and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

The duo snatched and tossed the cellphone of the Honda driver and left the remaining 31 inmates stocked inside the bus, Sills added.

Rowe had been serving a life sentence since 2002 over convictions including robbery and aggravated assault.

Jasper County, S.C. - The escaped inmates from Putnam County, Georgia have reportedly been spotted in Jasper County.

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