Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSB-TV)- Two correctional officers were shot and killed by an inmate who escaped in Putnam County.
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that the officers died.
According to the sheriff’s office, “preliminary information from the field” indicates up to two correctional officers working a detail Tuesday morning in Putnam County were killed along GA 16 while transporting prisoners during a work detail.
Two prisoners are now being sought.
The inmates are identified as Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe, 43.
Dubose is described as a white male, 6’1, 140 pounds. Rowe is described as a white male, 6’1, 181 pounds.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, they stole a green 2004 Honda Civic, GA tag RBJ6601.
BOLO 2 escapees from Putnam Co hijacked a lt grn 2004 Honda Civic (GA tag RBJ6601) Subjects shot & killed 2 guards & are armed. Contact 911 pic.twitter.com/ksnd4y8Ric
— Georgia DPS (@ga_dps) June 13, 2017