2 Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose had shot dead a pair of armed guards during their escape.

June 15 (Reuters) - Two inmates who are accused of shooting to death a pair of armed guards during an escape from a prison bus in Georgia were captured on Thursday in Tennessee, Georgia officials said on Twitter.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the capture of Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, in a statement on Twitter but provided no further information.

The inmates were caught following a car chase in Tennessee, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said on Twitter. Deal said more details would be forthcoming.

The two men, who were serving time for armed robbery, escaped on Tuesday in rural Putnam County, about 70 miles (110 km) southeast of Atlanta, as they were being transported between two prison facilities with 31 other inmates.

A spokeswoman for the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, where the two fugitives were said to have been found according to a local media report, did not immediately return calls or an email.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles and Eric Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)