According to Swing, the escaped convicts meant to take the woman with them, but decided against it.
". They took my vehicle. We need help out here quick ... hurry!" "Both had, uh, handguns, high-powered handguns".
At about 5:30 p.m. CT, Swing said Dubose and Rowe chose to leave and stole the couple's Jeep Cherokee.
"It's alright. You survived", the man tells his wife.
Authorities were vigilant and did a good job of spreading the word about the escapees. At one point, the escapees told the couple to make up a false story about what had happened "and threatened that they would be back if they didn't", he added.
Traffic will be diverted on Interstate 24 east in Rutherford County until about 11pm while police process the scene, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.
Donnie Russell Rowe, an escaped Georgia prisoner, was apprehended in Tennessee on June 15, 2017.
"They are extremely traumatized", Swing said of the couple.
Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said a homeowner in Christiana was alerted that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his vehicle.
In Moore County, the men are said to have stolen another vehicle before police say they forced their way into an elderly couple's home at gunpoint on Kingree Road in Bedford County.
"The burden of danger is off and that is the greatest relief we have", Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley said. The deputy began following the auto, called for backup and then tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled to the interstate and a chase ensued.
Luckily, the homeowner was armed, and after calling the police and his neighbors, they were able to keep the murderers at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested them. The two prisoners "went through the gate", Sills said. He didn't draw his weapon, he said.
Before their capture, Dubose and Rowe were described by police as "dangerous beyond description".
Without a vehicle, Rowe and Dubose walked up a hill and reached a home in Shelbyville, about 30 miles from the Georgia -Tennessee border.
Hale said he thinks the men surrendered because his auto resembles a police vehicle.
The pair was eventually captured in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles, thus bringing a multi-day manhunt that spanned multiple states to a close.
Hours later, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe, were face down on a concrete driveway with their hands bound behind their backs.
Around noon, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said an abandoned auto was found on a highway that appeared to be covered up with branches.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal confirms the wanted inmates are in custody following a auto chase in Tennessee.
The men overpowered the guards as they were transported by bus to another facility in the state of Georgia.
Rowe, 43, has been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose, 24, began a 20-year sentence in 2015.
Baldwin State Prison transfer sergeants Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue were slain. Several SUVs were hit, but no one was injured, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.style="text-align: center;"