"Everybody is taking a step back". He said he saw the inmates coming towards his home, grabbed his daughter and ran to the vehicle. They were captured Thursday night near Shelbyville, Tenn.
Sills said Dubose and Rowe face charges in three Tennessee counties and were sent to that state's Rutherford County jail. Rowe had been serving a life sentence without parole for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime, and aggravated assault.
At least one of the escapees shot and killed the officers, authorities said. The escaped inmates were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by auto and foot, authorities said. The roadway is expected to fully reopen to motorists by 11 p.m. The Tennessee authorities took the two into custody. They gagged and tied her up, bound the man with belts and put socks on his hands so he wouldn't be able to use his fingers, he said.
A new lookout on the Jeep was posted and deputies spotted the auto on Interstate 24 West, about 50 miles southeast of Nashville.
The prisoners allegedly breached a protective gate on the bus to reach the officers at the front of the bus, before disarming and killing them both, the sheriff's office said.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol said after a brief pursuit and foot chase, Dubose and Rowe ran through the woods to a home in the rural community of Christina. They ran to a home set back on a long driveway.
The homeowner saw them trying to steal his vehicle and came out with a gun pointed at them.
The officers' deaths quickly spurred a nationwide search for the two escaped inmates described as "dangerous beyond description" and with nothing to lose. "So I'm totally grateful to everyone involved". This homeowner and his neighbor held the two suspects until authorities arrived and were able to successfully capture them. They are charged with murder in Georgia.
Sills said he watched the video but was not certain which inmate killed Sgt. Christopher Monica, 42, a corrections officer since 2009, and Sgt. Curtis Billue, 58, who would have marked his 10th anniversary with the department next month.
The massive manhunt began Tuesday morning, after Rowe and Dubose, who were cellmates at Baldwin State Prison, overpowered two correctional officers who were driving a transport bus along Georgia State Route 16 in Putnam County, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
By 5 p.m., the fugitives left the home and stole a black Jeep, cops say. Hours later, authorities said the two broke into a home in Madison and stole clothes and food.
Authorities have located both of their weapons from the crash site and turned them over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said in the news conference.
"The pain endured by the families and loved ones of Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue endures, however", Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said in a statement.