GBI gives out $20,000 in reward money for help catching escaped inmates

Donnie Rowe and Ricky DuBose were arrested in Rutherford County. The pair are accused of killing two correctional officers in Georgia on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Facebook/CBS46)

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in an email Friday the agency decided to equally split the $20,000 portion of the reward it had offered. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says the recipients’ names are being withheld at their request.

A total of $130,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest of Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. It isn’t immediately clear if or when other parts of the reward would be distributed.

The two Georgia prisoners face charges including murder in the June 13 killings of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue. They were arrested two days later in Tennessee.

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