Two inmates escaped from a prison in Georgia on June 13th. They reportedly unarmed and killed two guards that were driving the prison bus, reports ABC News. The other inmates on the bus cooperated with officers. Both inmates have been captured following a high-speed car chase as of June 15th, 2017.
The inmates have been identified as Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. They were cellmates in prison and were both serving time for armed robbery.
Immediately after the escape, Dubose and Rowe carjacked a Honda at gunpoint, but abandoned the car shortly after. Then, the two stole a white, Ford pick-up truck after breaking into someone’s home to change their clothes.
Before being found, the former cellmates were armed, putting the public in "grave danger". This led to a nationwide manhunt.
During the search, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills released the following statement:
"This is the greatest [search] effort I have ever seen, and it’s not just because of the crime. It’s because the public is in grave danger. These are serious, dangerous, vicious hoodlums that need to be apprehended."
Thankfully, with assistance from the public eye and brave, law enforcement partners, the hunt in locating the dangerous inmates was successful. Please join us in prayer for the officers’ friends and families. Thank you!