Captured: Escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two officers in custody in Tenn.

Rick Ambrose and Donnie Rowe are on the run after killing two Georgia correctional officers. (Credit: GBI)

The Georgia Governor Tweeted Thursday night that the two escaped fugitives had been captured after a car chase in Tennessee.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation also Tweeted, "Dubose and Rowe have been captured."

Nelly Miles, the GBI Spokesperson, said the suspects were caught after Tennessee police received word of a home break-in involving two people.

Miles said the inmates broke into a couple's home in Tennessee, held them captive for an undisclosed period of time, and then left, stealing the couple's car along the way.

The couple then called for help and authorities began pursuing the stolen car.

Miles said the inmates wrecked the stolen car, then started running on foot.

The suspects were eventually picked up in Christiana, Tennessee.

Earlier in the day, Thursday morning, dog teams, helicopters and officers searched in the Ridgeville and Hardeville areas off of I-95 in South Carolina after a truck driver reported a possible sighting of the two escaped Georgia inmates who are accused of killing two correctional officers on Monday.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office said further interviews and searches had lead officers to believe that "the subjects were more than likely not the subjects wanted out of Georgia."

The search operations were suspended later in the day.

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus said earlier that a truck driver, who had pulled off to a rest area at mile marker 17 on Interstate 95 on Thursday, called in to report the possible sighting of Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose.

Malphrus said the truck driver told officers that the men were lingering around the area and it looked to him like they were trying to steal a vehicle.

He said lawnmower crews in the area also saw the men and confirmed that they matched the inmates' descriptions.

The men were reportedly lingering around both the north and southbound rest stops, which are for commercial vehicles only. Malphrus said there are no businesses or gas stations at those stops.

The vehicle the men were believed to be driving, a white pickup truck, has not been found, according to Malphrus.

But Malphrus stressed that anyone who sees anything suspicious in that area should call 911, saying they would rather check out something that's not related than not be called.

Deputy United States Marshal Stewart Cottingham from the United States Marshal Services said, "You never know that one little bit of information usually is what leads to getting these people caught."

Watch the update that Sheriff Malphrus gave to reporters at around 3:30 p.m. in the player below, or by clicking here:

He said a helicopter, four dog teams, and several law enforcement agencies were called to the area.

The Ridgeland Police Department, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Department of Corrections, Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Colleton County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Highway Patrol, SLED, and the U.S. Marshals office assisted in the search.

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