Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose escaped Tuesday from a Georgia Department of Corrections bus. Two guards were killed during the escape. (Photo: Georgia DOC)

Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose escaped Tuesday from a Georgia Department of Corrections bus. Two guards were killed during the escape. (Photo: Georgia DOC)

Two Georgia inmates suspected of killing two corrections officers in an escape from a prisoner transport bus this week have been captured, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday.

Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose were taken into custody after a car chase in Tennessee, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal tweeted.

The pair were captured in Rutherford County about 250 miles from Madison, Georgia, where they allegedly stole a pickup truck. It was unclear whether they were still using the Ford F-250 when they were caught, CNN reports.

Rowe, 43, and Dubose, 24, were on a state corrections bus with 31 other prisoners Tuesday morning when the two somehow got out of what should have been a locked, gated rear section of the bus, police said.

The men entered the driver's compartment, overpowered and disarmed Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue while the bus was on State Route 16 between Eatonton and Sparta, police said.

At least one of the escapees shot and killed the officers, authorities said.

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