Two inmates, Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose, escaped, Georgia Corrections tweeted this morning.
Why wait, spending hours and days looking over your shoulder and wondering when we will kick the door in.
“No effort will be spared in pursuit of the killers, and no state resources required in this endeavor will be spared”, Governor Nathan Deal said in a statement.
Sills also said both men were still armed Tuesday with the Glock pistols they stole from the murdered guards.
He says an intense manhunt focused on Madison after two men fitting the description were seen entering a Family Dollar store there, less than a mile from a house that was burglarized.
“An attack on any American law enforcement officer is an attack on every American law enforcement officer and the principles we all believe in”, he said.
Rowe, a repeat offender now serving life without parole, was imprisoned after being convicted on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Monica was 42 and leaves behind a wife, Dozier said.
Rowe was serving a sentence of up to life in prison for convictions of armed robbery and aggravated assault in a 2001 case, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website. “We have to find that vehicle”, Sheriff Sills said. Monica had worked for the facility for almost 8 years after being hired in October of 2009.
A $60,000 reward is being offered by law enforcement authorities for information that leads to the arrests of two #Georgia escapee-inmates, Ricky Dubose and #Donnie Russell Rowe.
Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier told The Associated Press that inmates don’t know their transfer date ahead of time.
One suspect shot both guards, before the two carjacked a 2004 Honda Civic and escaped, the sheriff’s office said. “If anyone sees them or comes into contact, they need to call 911 immediately”, the sheriff said. Officials believe the men are armed and risky and say that no other inmates attempted to flee.
The bus was transporting inmates from Hancock State Prison in Hancock County to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Eatonton, about 45 miles away. GBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States Marshals out of the Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force are investigating. However, I am asking you to surrender yourselves to the nearest law enforcement officer as soon as possible.
The two Georgia Prison officers killed are Christopher Monica who worked with the department since 2009 and Curtis Billue who worked there since 2007.
The FBI released a wanted poster because both of the men are now wanted for homicide in the guards’ deaths.