Prison guards killed by inmates escaping transport in Georgia

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says authorities are “desperately seeking” two inmates who escaped after allegedly killing two guards on a prison bus in Georgia.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told reporters that 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose are armed with the guards’ 9 mm pistols and are considered “dangerous beyond description.”

Sills said the pair was seen fleeing in a car-jacked “grass green,” four-door Honda Civic with the Georgia license plate number RBJ-6601.

Sills said there were 33 inmates on the bus when Rowe and Dubose overpowered and disarmed the guards before fatally shooting them. The Georgia Department of Corrections identified the slain guards as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue, both officers at Baldwin State Prison.

The agency is urging people not to approach the men and to call 911 if they spot the pair.

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