ATLANTA – Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates. The escapees are accused of murdering two correctional sergeants, reported LET, when a double homicide occurred during the escape from a prison bus.
The escaped inmates left a trail of crimes from Georgia to Tennessee. Their path covered 260 miles, five stolen vehicles, and two residential robberies, according to police.
Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller says that’s when the fugitives tried to steal another vehicle. But this time, a homeowner saw the two trying to take his car. With help from a neighbor, they held the two escapees at gunpoint until police arrived.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in an email Friday that the agency decided to equally split the $20,000 portion of the reward it had offered. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the recipients’ names are being withheld at their request, according to Fox News.
A total of $130,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest of Ricky Dubose (pictured right) and Donnie Rowe (pictured left). It wasn’t immediately clear if or when other parts of the reward would be distributed.
(Photos: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office)