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Georgia manhunt: Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards

Georgia manhunt: Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards

A spokeswoman for the corrections department identified the two guards as Christopher Monica, 42, who was hired in 2009, and Curtis Billue, 58, who was hired in 2007.

Authorities were hunting for Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe. Rowe was described as a white male, 6'1, 181 pounds.

Both inmates had been serving time at the Baldwin State Prison in Milledgeville. Authorities in Georgia have released another photo of Dubose, showing prominent tattoos. He also has tattoos on his face. A witness saw the men escape in a dark green Honda, she said.

"My brother was the epitome of a state employee", he said of his brother, adding that he was helpful to other guards and always willing to assist others. 16 below Lake Oconee, not far from the Hancock County line.

A manhunt is under way for two inmates accused of killing two guards on a prison bus Tuesday. Sills said the escapees appeared to have ditched the cellphone soon after. 16 when he saw the stopped bus and mistakenly thought the stopped bus was part of a work detail. One suspect shot both guards before the two carjacked a 2004 Honda Civic and escaped. Those men were the only two corrections officers aboard.

According to DOC officials, the two men are armed with weapons they took from corrections officers early Tuesday morning.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga (WXIA-TV) - Two prison guards are dead after being shot and killed by prisoners in Putnam County. Sills told reporters he believed they had left the county, and that the search had extended to "everywhere in America".

Slade said authorities did not know where the inmates were heading Tuesday. "I still have their blood on my shoes".

Sills, who was among the first officers at the crime scene, said the suspects "need to surrender before we find them". There is no one you can trust.and no where you can go that we won't find you.

"They're armed. They're risky". We have no idea where they are. When he stopped his auto, the inmates robbed him at gunpoint.

"It's important to get it right", Lack said. "We have (31) inmates getting off the bus".

The two men are considered extremely unsafe.

Dubose, 6 feet 1 inches tall and 140 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair, was sentenced up to 20 years in prison for armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft in 2014, the website shows.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was testifying Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill, decried the attacks during his appearance before a Senate subcommittee.


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