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Crime of the Week: Manhunt on for two Georgia inmates

16 June 2017

"I saw two brutally murdered corrections officers, that's what I saw", he said.

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.

Sills also said there was a possibility that the escapees had split up, but that was before authorities found the auto the two men stole and used as a getaway vehicle in Putnam County Tuesday. The inmates are considered to be armed and extremely unsafe.

A Georgia sheriff says authorities still have no idea where two escaped inmates wanted in the killings of two guards are right now.

A multistate manhunt is underway for Rowe, 43, and Dubose, 24, and a reward for their capture has risen to $90,000, the sheriff said.

The truck was stolen between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, while the business was closed.

"I can't tell you how they got through the gate", Sills said, who added the guards were shot on the bus.

Authorities put up roadblocks, only to discover Wednesday morning that the pickup had been stolen, from a site about 9 miles away from the burglary.

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According to the GBI, a $70,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the inmates' arrest.

Authorities confirm one of the escaped prisoners has ties to the "Ghostface Gangsters". Both men are said to be highly unsafe.

"This is a very fluid, nationwide investigation", he said.

This is a photo of the vehicle in which they are believed to be travelling.

Investigators believe two Georgia fugitives accused in the fatal shootings of two corrections officers on a prisoner-transport bus may have stolen a white, 2008 Ford F-250 pickup, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told reporters Wednesday.

Monica and Billue were both transfer sergeants at Baldwin State Prison. Dubose, a known gang member, has a lengthy criminal history that includes armed robbery and aggravated assault, as well as a host of financial crimes. Among Dubose's tattoos are one each over his eyes.

According to officials, the two are armed with.40 caliber Glock pistols that belonged to the officers.

Following the murders. the duo carjacked a driver on a remote highway fleeing in his green 2003 Honda Civic.

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The Georgia convicts who killed their prison guards stole a new auto overnight as police continue scouring the state for the violent criminals.

Two prison guards died Tuesday morning in their escape from a bus on Georgia 16 in Putnam County.

It happened at about 5 a.m.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals have joined the investigation. Rowe weighs 181 pounds.

"We see our officers as family".

Two armed inmates have escaped and are considered very unsafe. "We see our officers as our family", Dozier said. "We have 32 inmates getting off the bus".

The Latest on the manhunt of Georgia inmates accused in the slaying of prison guards. CORRECTS SOURCE TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN SIGNOFF- This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Donnie Russell Rowe.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga (WXIA-TV) - Two prison guards are dead after being shot and killed by prisoners in Putnam County.

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