Georgia Prison Escapees: 911 Call Captures Harrowing Account of Couple Held Hostage

Georgia Prison Escapees: 911 Call Captures Harrowing Account of Couple Held Hostage

Georgia Prison Escapees: 911 Call Captures Harrowing Account of Couple Held Hostage

Almost 60 hours before, authorities launched a multistate search after they escaped from a state corrections bus in Central Georgia and allegedly killed two prison guards. The Baldwin State Prison inmates were on their third day on the run after being accused of killing two prison guards in Putnam County.

The man says he doesn't know which direction the suspects went because he and his wife were tied up and had just got loose.

"I can not tell you how grateful I was to see them arrive", Hale said.

Audio released from the pursuit to capture Rowe and Dubose show police and deputies responding with calm and clear reactions.

Hale said police arrived within three minutes of his call to 911. The man held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called for help until the sheriff's department could get there to arrest the fugitives.

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were caught Thursday in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.

Rowe and Dubose were booked into the Rutherford County jail in Murfreesboro. "So I'm totally grateful to everyone involved". "Just get the police out here as quick as you can".

The homeowner who helped capture two escapees from Georgia addressed the media Friday afternoon less than 24 hours after the terrifying incident played out in his driveway.

Without a auto, Rowe and Dubose walked up a hill and reached a home in Shelbyville, about 30 miles from the Georgia -Tennessee border.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal applauded the "tireless efforts" of law enforcement but also turned his thoughts to the families of the two officers, saying their pain remains.

Officers spotted the stolen vehicle and after a high-speed chase, took the pair into custody.

They entered the driver's compartment, overpowered and then disarmed Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue while the bus was on State Route 16 near Eatonton, some 70 miles southeast of Atlanta, police said.

At that point, a deputy tried to pull them over without knowing it was the escaped inmates, Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.

The man tells the dispatcher "we've had an armed home invasion - it's the two people from Georgia, escapees".

The inmates were caught following a auto chase in Tennessee, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said on Twitter.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn, center, speaks during a news conference held at a truck stop Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Christiana, Tenn. They left that truck in Tennessee and stole a white sedan, which they abandoned near the hostages' home, Swing said.

Around noon, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said an abandoned auto was found on a highway that appeared to be covered up with branches. They had been with the Georgia Department of Corrections since 2009 and 2007, respectively.

Rowe was serving a sentence of up to life in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault in a 2001 case.

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