Two escaped inmates were held by a Tennessee homeowner at gunpoint until authorities arrived to make the arrest. The inmates are wanted in the killing of two prison guards.
This heroic incident was confirmed by Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller, who made a statement on Thursday saying that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle.
Lt. Bill Miller also revealed that the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana.
Miller says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his vehicle.
The homeowner held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called until the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department could get there to arrest them.
The two inmates are accused of killing two guards on a prison transfer bus early Tuesday. A whooping 130,000 reward was offered for information leading to their arrests.
The police authorities also said that Rowe and Dubose overpowered and killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue early Tuesday on a bus that should have been secured as it carried 33 inmates between prisons southeast of Atlanta.
The two fugitives had been described by Sills as dangerous beyond description. The search had involved law enforcement officers all over Georgia, as well as the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A statement released by Gov. Nathan Deal sought to reassure the public that justice will be served, he also sent his sincere thanks to the local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt.