Two Escaped Georgia Convicts Who Killed Corrections Officers Captured in Tennessee By Rutherford County Homeowner Armed With Gun

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Two Georgia convicts who escaped after allegedly killing two corrections officers were captured in Rutherford County, Tennessee Thursday evening.

A homeowner in Christiana, Tennessee saw the two men attempting to steal his car, got his gun, and held them at gunpoint until police arrived.

WKRN reports:

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were taken into custody after authorities spotted a vehicle reported stolen after a home invasion in Shelbyville around 6 p.m.

The men gave chase for about 10 miles and traveled at speeds around 100 mph on Interstate 24, Det. Sgt. Dan Goodwin said.

According to Goodwin, the pair opened fired on two police vehicles and fled on foot after crashing near mile marker 91.

The men were ultimately taken into custody at a home on Pruitt Road after a foot pursuit. The homeowner and a neighbor held the two suspects at gunpoint until deputies arrived to the home where authorities said the escapees were trying to steal another vehicle.

An agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation took a picture of the two convicts after they were captured last night and and the TBI tweeted it out last night.

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