Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt

The inmates eventually crashed in Christiana, Tennessee and ran into the woods. That ended a massive manhunt which spanned multiple states. Sills said Dubose also has "ghost" tattooed on his right forefinger and "face" on his right pinky finger - signs of membership in the Ghost Face Gangsters.

Two inmates accused of escaping from a prison transport bus and killing two corrections officers are back behind bars.

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Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

Police arrested Ricky Dubose (l.) and Donnie Russell Rowe (r.).

Sills said the two inmates got a head start by taking and tossing the Honda driver's cellphone and locking the other 31 prisoners inside the bus.

Putnam County, Georgia, Sheriff Howard Sills said earlier today the public was in "grave danger" and that authorities did not know where the risky inmates were.

Sills had described the fugitives earlier as "dangerous beyond description".

When the homeowner heard the men outside, he and a neighbor came out with weapons of their own to hold the fugitives at gunpoint until police arrived. "I have their blood on my shoes".

Sills said he watched the video but was not certain which inmate killed Sgt. Christopher Monica, 42, a corrections officer since 2009, and Sgt. Curtis Billue, 58, who would have marked his 10th anniversary with the department next month.

Both officers at Baldwin State Prison.

The governor said, "We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service".

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal ® commended the "tireless efforts" of law enforcement that led to the capturing of these "dangerous fugitives". He served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for eight years. The rear of the vehicle was equipped with a caged area where inmates were secured, with the guards in a separate compartment at the front.

Shots were fired on the officers, but deputies did not return fire, Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said.

The vehicle then crashed, and the suspects went through a wooded area where they attempted to steal another auto from a home, authorities said.

Two inmates who escaped from a prison bus in Georgia by allegedly killing guards were recaptured near Murfreesboro Thursday night after holding hostages and leading local police on a high speed chase.

A photograph posted on the website of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed the two suspects handcuffed and lying on the ground shirtless with about a dozen law enforcement personnel surrounding them.

"We lost two of our fellow officers, two of our kin".

"As a precaution, law enforcement officers were stationed up and down in the vicinity of the interstate as a precaution, just in case", Jones said.

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

Protocol is to have two armed corrections officers on the bus, but the officers don't wear bullet-proof vests during transfers, Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said.

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