Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters third day

The truck is equipped with left and right side chrome tool boxes.

The truck has Georgia tag, BCX 5372. The truck was stolen between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

"It is our honest hope that the reward helps promote the quick capture of the two inmates before they are able to harm anyone else", said Michael Powers, NYSCOBPA's president.

The convicted felons allegedly overpowered two veteran correction officers during the transport and shot and killed both men during the escape. 31 other prisoners were on board the bus and they all stayed behind until officers arrived on scene.

The FBI has also released a tip line - 1-877-926-8332 - for new leads.

Both Rowe, 43, and Dubose were convicted of armed robbery and other violent crimes, and have been cellmates a couple of times in Georgia's prisons.

Police say Donnie Russell Rowe (W/M 6'1 181 pounds) and Ricky Dubose (W/M 6'1 140 pounds) are the suspects. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He also has tattoos on his face.

The New York State Corrections Officers Police Benevolent Fund contributed, as did a private business Correct Care that works in the prison system, he said. Billue was nearing his 10th anniversary with the facility after being hired in July of 2007.

He called on the deserters to surrender, they better to turn themselves in before they are found, Sills stated. "There's an infinite number of people that may well be helping them outside", the sheriff said.

Adding that they don't think the men are still in the area.

"They've certainly had time to get out of the state", Sills said.

Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered all flags on state buildings lowered to half-staff to honor two murdered corrections officers.

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Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones emphasized that the report of local whereabouts was unconfirmed with no eyewitnesses, but all law enforcement agencies in the region are staying abreast of any developments in the manhunt.

The FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are all involved.

Finally, I urge all those in the surrounding areas to be vigilant and cautious while the killers remain at large.

The head of Georgia's Department of Correction, Greg Dozier, declined to talk about how the prisoners where capable of overtaking the armed guards.