June 17, 2017

Positivity: Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 11:16 am

From Rutherford County, Tennessee:

June 16, 2017

A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests.

Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle.

Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana.

Miller says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his vehicle. The trooper says the homeowner held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called until the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department could get there to arrest them.

Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing two guards on a prison transfer bus early Tuesday. Authorities had offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. …

… Gov. Nathan Deal released a statement, “Rest assured, justice will be served. My sincere thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt. Because of their tireless efforts, the public is safe.”

Go here for the full story.

Elsewhere, I’ve seen reports that the homeowner actually didn’t have to draw his weapon to convince the prisoners to get on the ground and stay there, and that the family put has a sign at the entrance of their property saying they didn’t see the need to talk the press any more, but were glad to help.

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