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Sheriff: Possible sighting of escaped Georgia inmates in Jasper

  • This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office taken on Oct. 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose. Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia. Both are being sought by law enforcement. Authorities in Georgia have released another photo of Dubose, showing prominent tattoos. (Elbert County Sheriff's Office via AP)
  • This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Donnie Russell Rowe. Authorities say Rowe and inmate Ricky Dubose escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia. Both are being sought by law enforcement. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus said law enforcement has received reports of two men matching the description of the escaped inmates from Georgia being spotted at a rest area at mile marker 17 on Interstate 95.

“The caller said men that matched the description were going in and out of the woods and looked suspicious,” Malphrus said.

The JCSO has not confirmed the identities.

A manhunt has been underway for Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe, who are accused of killing two guards and stealing a pickup truck.

They escaped Tuesday after overpowering the guards on a Baldwin State Prison bus.

They are considered armed and dangerous.

Malphrus urged the community to use caution and call 911 if they see suspicious vehicles or the men matching the description.

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