Georgia fugitives held couple hostage, fired at deputies in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) says the two escaped inmates from Georgia who killed two officers held a Shelbyville couple hostage for several hours Thursday.
According to the TBI, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe forced their way into the couple's home around 2pm and held them hostage until leaving just after 5pm. The duo left in the couple's vehicle and the victims were able to call police.
According to an Associated Press report, The man was tied up tightly and had socks on his hands to keep him from getting loose. His wife was also tied up. The report states the escapees ate a beef stew the woman had been preparing, took valuables and clothing, and ordered them to concoct a story that would conceal their identities.
Police located the men in Bedford County, leading to a pursuit for over 20 miles in which the men fired shots at police, striking several Rutherford County cruisers. The men crashed on I-24 and fled on foot until they were stopped by a resident who with the help of a neighbor held them at gunpoint until police arrived.
In court Friday morning, both Dubose and Rowe chose not to fight a procedural hearing for their extradition back to Georgia.