The Putnam County Sheriff's office confirmed to 11Alive that two prisoners being transported on a bus were able to overpower the guards before killing them and escaping.
The person who reported the sighting told law enforcement they believe they saw Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose wearing camouflage trousers and black shirts near Exit 18 off I-95.
"I can tell you there has never been a reward that large", Sills said, as he talked about his career. "We've grown to expect this". "Not at this time, not that we have been made aware of", Sills said.
The FBI is launching a nationwide media campaign to alert the public about Dubose and Rowe who are armed with the officers' weapons.
The FBI has a tip line set up at 1-877-WANTED2.
They were caught in Tennessee following a auto chase, officials said.
A Georgia sheriff says authorities still don't know the whereabouts of two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two prison guards.
The manhunt for the escaped convicts, Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose, is spanning the nation.
Two inmates who are the subject of a manhunt in connection with the death of two corrections officers in Georgia are seen in a photo provided to CNN by the Georgia Department of Corrections on June 13, 2017.
The inmates who stayed on the bus - even though the door to the back was ajar and Dubose and Rowe had kicked open the glass on the door to the bus - have all been interviewed and reportedly cooperated. 16 between Sparta and Eatonton just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. The men hide the Honda in the woods near the burglarized house, then made their way to an industrial site where they stole the pickup, authorities said.
"He was parked in the rest area and saw two guys scoping out cars", Malphrus said. "I had been within 40 yards of that auto and I didn't even see it".
This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office taken on October 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose. "They've certainly had time to get out of the state", Sills said.
Sgt. Chris Monica, 42, will be laid to rest in Heritage Memorial Park at 371 Log Cabin Road in Milledgeville after his funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m.at First United Methodist Church at 366 Log Cabin Drive in Milledgeville. "They murdered two correctional officers", said Sills.
The reward for their capture has increased to $130,000.
Elbert sheriff's Capt. Darren Scarborough said Dubose was well known by local law enforcement for his long criminal history.
The New York State Corrections Officers Police Benevolent Fund contributed, as did a private business Correct Care that works in the prison system, he said.
The men have ties to northeast Georgia and Tennessee. "As [Tuesdsay] went on, and I learned more and more about these two officers and met their families, I realized that the impact of these cowardly acts is far-reaching". "They're not concerned with anything regarding human life".
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Wednesday that the two inmates "thoroughly ransacked" a house in Madison, about 25 miles north of where the escape happened, several hours after the guards were killed.