UPDATE June 15, 2017 - 8:16 p.m. EST:
Governor Nathan Deal confirmed that the two inmates who escaped a Georgia prison and killed two guards on Tuesday have been captured in Tennessee, according to affiliate WGXA.
CAPTURED: Fugitives in custody following car chase in TN. More info will be forthcoming.— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) June 16, 2017
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation also reported the capture.
UPDATED June 15, 2017 - 1:37 P.M. EST:
The Putnam County, Georgia, Sheriff said Thursday that the reward for any information leading to the arrests of the two inmates had increased to $130,000.
Sheriff Howard Sills also said today that the public is in "grave danger," as authorities do not know where the two men are.
UPDATED: June 14, 2017 - 1:21 P.M. EST:
A manhunt for two escaped prisoners of a Georgia jail has intensified on Wednesday as police expand their search. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation increased the reward to $70,000 for information leading to their capture, WGCL-TV reports.
The inmates, who killed two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen car, were reportedly spotted Tuesday evening. The corrections officers have been identified as Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue, CBS News reports
UPDATED 7:49 P.M. EST:
After an hours-long manhunt, Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley confirmed that the two inmates who escaped a Georgia prison and killed two guards were spotted at the Family Dollar around 2:30 p.m. local time, affiliate WGXA reported. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills added that there is evidence that Rowe and Dubose robbed a home as well--taking food and possibly clothes with them.
Authorities searched a nearby wooded area and motel. They are expected to regroup at a command post and follow any leads.
ORIGINAL STORY: Two prison inmates in Georgia shot and killed two prison guards on Tuesday and now a manhunt is underway.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Donnie Russell "Whiskey" Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, fled from the bus in Putnam County. The pair reportedly escaped on Highway 16 near Eatonton, about 75 miles from Atlanta.
The guards were identified as Christopher Monica, 42, and Curtis Billue, 58.
Authorities are now urging people not to approach the men if seen, but alert the authorities.