A homeowner in Tennessee took matters into his own hands on Thursday. The incident brought national headlines. Fox News published an extensive story about the incident on their site.
The incident started this past Tuesday on June 13. Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue on a bus southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. The bus, which wasn’t as secure as it should have been, carried 33 prisoners.
After killing Monica and Billue, Rowe and DuBose escaped into the woods. Authorities had offered a $130,000 reward for information that could lead to both Rowe’s and DuBose’s arrests. Putnam County Sherriff Howard Sills said that both Rowe and Dubose “were dangerous beyond descriptions.”
Sills had been on the bus when Rowe, and DuBose murdered the sergeants. Taken from a story on CNN, Sills said, “I saw two brutally murdered corrections officers, that’s what I saw. I have their blood on my shoes.”
On Thursday morning, the two Georgia inmates had crashed a car while evading law enforcement. They fled on foot and into the woods near Interstate 24.
Someone alerted the homeowner that two individuals were outside his residence. The individual told the homeowner that it looked like the suspects were trying to steal his car.
The homeowner exited his residence with his firearm. The homeowner, with the help of a neighbor, held Dubose and Rowe at gunpoint until deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department could arrive.
The search for the suspects had involved numerous local agencies. The FBI and the U.S. Marshalls Service were both involved. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was also involved in the search.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal released a statement about the capture. “Rest assured, justice will be served. My sincere thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt. Because of their tireless efforts, the public is safe, Deal said in the statement.
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