TN Man Escapes From GA Prison; Accused Of Killing Correctional Officers
3:33 PM, Jun 13, 2017
9:32 PM, Jun 13, 2018
ATLANTA, Ga. - A Tennessee man is one of two who allegedly killed two correctional officers and escaped from a Georgia prison.
The manhunt began when the pair escaped Tuesday morning from the Hancock State Prison.
Police said 24-year-old Ricky Dubose of Georgia and 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe of Lewisburg, Tennessee overpowered the guards during a bus transport, taking their guns. It happened southeast of Atlanta around 5:45 Tuesday morning.
One of the correctional officers was driving the bus, the other was in a front seat. Both were shot and killed.
Officials said the two escapees then carjacked a green Honda Civic, with Georgia tag RBJ6601.
The escapees then allegedly broke into a home around 1 p.m., to change clothes and take off again.
A $30,000 reward was offered for each escapee if found.
Rowe who is from Lewisburg was serving a sentence of up to life in prison for armed robbery, possession of a firearm and aggravated assault in a 2001 case.