$20,000 Given For Help Catching Georgia Inmates

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 17:39:45-04

Georgia authorities have given $10,000 a piece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in an email Friday that the agency decided to equally split the $20,000 portion of the reward it had offered. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the recipients' names were being withheld at their request.

A total of $130,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest of Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. It wasn't immediately clear if or when other parts of the reward would be distributed.

The two Georgia prisoners have been facing charges, including murder, in the June 13 killings of Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue. They were arrested two days later in Tennessee.

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