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Timeline: Trail of stolen cars reveals escaped inmates' path from GA to TN

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Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose were arrested in Rutherford County. The pair are accused of killing two correctional officers earlier this week in Georgia. (Facebook) Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose were arrested in Rutherford County. The pair are accused of killing two correctional officers earlier this week in Georgia. (Facebook)
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Right now, Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose are being held in a Rutherford Co. jail, but that's only for a short time. 

They could be expedited back to Georgia as early as next week, but officials haven't set a date. 

Friday, they both appeared in court, accused of killing two guards on a prison bus in Putnam Co., Georgia and then making a dramatic escape across state lines. 

The two guards killed were Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue. 

Monica was described as a hardworking man who took on extra shifts to help his family. Billue had received awards for his service in the U.S. Army and planned to retire from his job as a corrections officer in the near future. 

During the chase that led to their capture, police say the men opened fire on them, hitting several police cars. 

However, a lot happened over those three days when no one knew exactly where the two fugitives were because no one knew where they would go. 

We followed the trail of stolen cars from Highway 16 in Putnam Co., Georgia where they escaped to Christiana, Tenn., where they were captured. 

After fatally shooting two guards on the highway, the pair carjacked a passing driver at gunpoint, taking off in a green Honda Civic that they later dumped. 

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Putnam Co. sheriff says the men broke into a home, ransacked and left. 

Sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, police say the two stole a white Ford F-250 pickup truck. 

That took that truck to Lynchburg, Tenn., where it was found on Thursday. 

Before leaving Moore Co., they stole a third car -- a white Mercury Tudor, and headed for Shelbyville, nearing Rowe's hometown where his family still resides. 

However, the multi-state manhunt would end the following evening. 

At noon on Thursday, the Bedford Co. Sheriff's office discovered the stolen white pickup truck off Shelbyville Highway and Charity Road.

Around 2:30 on Thursday, the white Mercury Tudor they stole in Lynchburg ditched off the road and called police -- it was near where Rowe and DuBose broke into a Shelbyville couple's home and held them hostage for several hours. 

After nearly three hours of threatening, tying up and robbing the couple, the inmates stole their Jeep Cherokee and headed for Rutherford Co.

The Couple called 911 at 5:25 on Thursday, and soon after, the suspects led police on a violent chase down I-24. 

Rowe and Dubose crashed the Jeep and ran toward Pruitt Drive in Christiana where officers captured them around 7 p.m. in an unincorporated section of Rutherford County known as Christiana.

In this tiny town, described as a tight-knit community with very little crime, a homeowner helped police capture two Georgia escapees after they ran onto his property. 

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