STATE OF GEORGIA
Forsyth, GA - GDC Commissioner Greg Dozier has confirmed the capture of escaped inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. The two were captured in Tennessee following a high-speed vehicle chase and subsequent foot chase early this evening.
"We are relieved to know that these two dangerous individuals have been taken off the streets, and the public is out of harm’s way,” said Commissioner Dozier.
"They will be brought to justice swiftly for their heinous crime against our Officers," continued Dozier.
The entire GDC family is infinitely grateful for all the support and assistance by law enforcement agencies from across the country. They, too, put their own lives in danger to help protect our citizens.
Additional details of the capture will be forthcoming.
Georgia Governor Deal hails capture of Georgia fugitives
Two inmates who escaped from a Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prisoner transport earlier this week were captured tonight in Tennessee following a high speed vehicle chase. During the June 13 transport, two correctional officers were fatally attacked.
“Earlier tonight, with the assistance of our law enforcement partners in Tennessee, dangerous fugitives were captured and taken into custody,” said Deal. “Rest assured, justice will be served. My sincere thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt. Because of their tireless efforts, the public is safe. The pain endured by the families and loved ones of Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue endures, however. We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service.”
CAPTURED: Fugitives in custody following car chase in TN. More info will be forthcoming.— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) June 16, 2017
8:30pm Update - The men were deemed extremely dangerous and a reward leading to their arrest had been upped to $130,000 today.
NBC affiliate WSMV reports that Shelbyville Police confirmed that a couple was found tied up on Kindree Road. Police said a black Jeep and guns were stolen. Police there believed it to be Rowe and DuBose. Shelbyville Police confirmed to WSMV-TV that deputies were involved in a foot chase on Interstate 24.
WSMV continues to report that police officials stopped a car they believed to be Rowe and DuBose on Interstate 24 near the Epps Mill Road exit. The escaped inmates left the car and fled on foot in the area before being captured.
The top picture of the two men is an updated photo of what the one with the mustache and dark hair may now look like.