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Manhunt for 2 Inmates Who Allegedly Murdered Officers (WATCH)


Deputies in Putnam County, Georgia say they are scrambling after two inmates escaped from a prisoner transport bus, leaving two correctional officers dead. The suspects Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, are on the run, and they have a several-hour head start, according to WSB-TV.

The escapees’ mugshots can be seen below.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says the escape happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday, on a prison transport bus traveling from Baldwin County Jail with 33 inmates. Dubose and Rowe allegedly overpowered two correctional officers, Curtis Billue and Christopher Monica. Billue and Monica were then shot and killed. Dubose and Rowe are said to have made off with the officers’ handguns, and carjacked a green Honda Civic with the Georgia tag RBJ6601, the state’s Department of Corrections told WSB-TV.

The manhunt is ongoing, and Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills told the outlet they are not sure where the escapees have gone. Dubose is described as a white man standing 6’1″, weighing 140 pounds. Rowe is also white, stands 6’1″ too, and weighs 181 pounds.

[Mugshots via Georgia Department of Corrections]

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