Ricky Dubose (left) and Donnie Russell Rowe stole a Ford truck overnight as the manhunt for them entered its second day.
They’re armed, in street clothes and now, they have a new ride.
The Georgia convicts who killed their prison guards stole a new car overnight as police continue scouring the state for the violent criminals.
State and federal authorities are now offering $90,000 for information leading to the arrest Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose, who have been on the lam since early Tuesday.
After they fatally shot their prison guards while being transported in Putnam County, they carjacked a Honda sedan and took off — leaving police baffled.
Overnight they stole a 2008 Ford F-250 truck in neighboring Morgan County, police said.
The armed convicts are also believed to have gotten their hands on some cash.
“We assumed they’ve acquired some money, some way,” Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Wednesday.
Authorities previously said Rowe and Dubose were also spotted at a Family Dollar in Morgan County, where they also burglarized a home.
At the house, they ditched their prison garb and changed into street clothes, authorities said.
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A Georgia Department of Corrections told reporters the two were prison buddies who at one point were cell mates held in “close security.”
Their escape prompted a statewide manhunt after they killed corrections officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue, stole their guns and abandoned the bus, which was filled with 31 other inmates.
Sills said he doesn’t believe Rowe and Dubose are anywhere in the area.
“This is a very fluid, nationwide investigation,” he told reporters Wednesday.
Monica was with the Corrections Department for nearly eight years, while Billue was a 10-year veteran of the department, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
Monica was picking up extra shifts to support his wife, who hasn’t been able to work because of declining health, according to a GoFundMe page set up to support his wife, two daughters and grandchildren.
“He prayed daily for these criminals and sadly he ended up dying at the hands of two yesterday,” the page reads.
With News Wire Services