Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Inmates Kill Prison Guards During Bus Transport in Georgia
 Authorities are searching for two escaped inmates, Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky DuBose, who allegedly shot and killed two prison guards in Georgia.

Jun 13, 2017 9:58 AM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. -- Authorities say two inmates shot and killed two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia and are now being sought by law enforcement.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade says authorities are searching for two men after the incident, which occurred about 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, southeast of Atlanta. She says a witness saw the men escape in a dark green 2004 Honda Civic that has a Georgia license place that reads: RBJ6601.

The corrections officers were pronounced dead a short time later. Their identities are being withheld pending family notification.

According to CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, the Baldwin County inmates were identified as 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky DuBose. Rowe was convicted on charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery. DuBose was imprisoned after he was found guilty of credit card fraud, armed robbery, theft and aggravated assault.

Detectives described Rowe as a white man who has brown hair and blue eyes. He stands around 6-foot-2 and weighs 150 pounds. DuBose is a white man who stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 150 pounds.

Authorities are urging the public not to approach the men and to call 911 if they spot the pair.

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