By KATE BRUMBACK and ERIK SCHELZIG, Related Press
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two escaped inmates sought within the killings of two guards on a Georgia jail bus have been captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee home-owner whose car they have been making an attempt to steal, authorities stated.
Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose have been apprehended Thursday within the rural group of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that started Tuesday morning.
“True bravery is what’s induced us to face earlier than you tonight to speak a few profitable seize as an alternative of a tragic incident,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn stated at a information convention. “So I’m completely grateful to everybody concerned.”
Earlier within the day, police in close by Shelbyville had responded to a name a few residence invasion, the place a pair had been held captive, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles stated.
The suspects fled within the couple’s car and fired on sheriff’s deputies chasing them on Interstate 24 about 50 miles (eighty kilometers) southeast of Nashville, Tennessee Freeway Patrol spokesman Lt. Invoice Miller stated. Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh stated his deputies didn’t return hearth and none of them was injured.
Rowe and Dubose crashed the automotive and bailed out, operating into the woods, Miller stated. They then got here throughout a house set again on an extended driveway.
The trooper stated the home-owner appeared outdoors and noticed the 2 allegedly making an attempt to steal his automotive. The person held the 2 at gunpoint with a neighbor he referred to as for assist till the sheriff’s division might get there to arrest the fugitives.
The 2 have been being held on the Rutherford County jail.
Georgia Division of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier stated in a information launch that he was relieved the 2 inmates have been captured and not a menace to the general public.
“They are going to be delivered to justice swiftly for his or her heinous crime towards our officers,” he stated, additionally expressing gratitude to all the regulation enforcement officers who offered help and help within the seek for the 2 males.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal applauded the “tireless efforts” of regulation enforcement but in addition turned his ideas to the households of the 2 officers, saying their ache stays.