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Armed Homeowners Helped Capture GA Fugitives Accused of Killing Guards in Escape

June 16, 2017  | 

Two Georgia fugitives suspected of killing prison guards during an escape were captured Thursday night with the aid of armed civilians. (Photo: TBI)
Two Georgia fugitives suspected of killing prison guards during an escape were captured Thursday night with the aid of armed civilians. (Photo: TBI)

Two Georgia fugitives suspected of killing two corrections officers during their Tuesday escape from a prisoner transport bus were captured Thursday night by Tennessee authorities. Two armed homeowners aided in the capture.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Spokesperson Josh Devine credited law enforcement and citizens with the capture of Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose.

The TBI said Rowe and Dubose held a Shelbyville couple hostage between 2-5 p.m. They then stole the couple’s car and left. The couple called the police.

"Law enforcement was immediately able to start pursuing these individuals," Devine said.

Lt. Bill Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the chase ended on I-24 and lasted about 10 miles.

Miller said the suspects fired numerous rounds at officers during the chase before crashing near the 91-mile marker.

The inmates ran to a nearby home to attempt to steal another car. That's when armed homeowners stepped up. They held the two escapees at gunpoint until Rutherford County deputies could arrive and arrest them, ABC6 reports.

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Mark @ 6/16/2017 6:01 PM

I couldn't believe what I heard on ABC World News Tonight about this story. They seemed to happily report that the homeowners had a gun and stopped these fugitives. I am surprised that they didn't leave this fact out completely. Shocked even. So twice in one week we have two top national stories where good guys with guns stop bad guys. Man, the liberals must be pissed. According to them this is a total myth and never happens.

Someone needs to count all the news stories and times where people with firearms actual stop crimes and save lives. We know it happens everyday. But we need to tally it up so when the extreme left inevitably brings up that this is a myth they can be smacked down with facts and numbers.

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