Federal, state and local law enforcement continue to hunt two violent Georgia violent prison escapees. The manhunt goes on a day after they overpowered guards during a prisoner transport near Eatonton, Georgia. The two inmates managed to disarm two prison guards and shot them to death.
Officials released the suspects’ photos and descriptions. Donnie Rowe (6′ 1″, 181 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes) faces a life sentence without parole. His partner, Ricky Dubose (6′ 1″, 140 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes) earned 20 years for an armed robbery and aggravated assault conviction. Dubose’s face and neck tats should make him very…conspicuous.
Authorities notified local residents and urged them to remain on a heightened alert for the two armed men, described as “dangerous beyond belief.” Already, the two carjacked a light green Honda Accord, using the guards’ .40 caliber pistols. Not long after, they broke into an unoccuped home and ransacked it, stealing clothes and food. New reports have them in a white pickup truck.
Within hours, hundreds of heavily armed cops descended on the area to join the manhunt.
The nearby Oconee County Sheriff published a short little message for the fugitives on Facebook:
Donnie and Ricky,
I hope you are reading this. What is done is done. However, I am asking you to surrender yourselves to the nearest law enforcement officer as soon as possible. You made your escape, but you won’t be out long. Every lawman in the Southeast is looking for you. Every citizen in the Southeast is looking for you. You may have help hiding out for a few days, but someone is going to snitch you out and then we will find you. There is no one you can trust…and no where you can go that we won’t find you. You murdered two prison guards and carjacked a taxpayer. Why wait, spending hours and days looking over your shoulder and wondering when we will kick the door in. Stop now, dial 911 and turn yourself in peacefully.
Police now believe one or both fugitives are in a white 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck, with chrome side tool boxes, license plate BCX5372.
Just two more reasons why carrying every day — even in rural areas — remains a prudent personal defense policy.