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Reward tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

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Formerly escaped inmates Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe. Georgia Department of Corrections photo Formerly escaped inmates Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe. Georgia Department of Corrections photo

By KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly.

Authorities say Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered their guards during a prison transfer on June 13 and used the guards' guns to kill them before fleeing in a carjacked vehicle.

Authorities announced two days later that the reward had risen to $130,000. The inmates were caught hours later in Tennessee.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said that by the time they were caught, the reward had risen to $141,000. The money is being paid out to several people, but authorities declined to say exactly who's getting it, saying the recipients wished to remain anonymous.

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