Ricky Dubose (l.) and Donnie Rowe remain on the loose after killing two prison guards. Dubose will have trouble hiding his prominent tattoos, authorities say.
"We are searching everywhere in America," Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said, according to WSB.
After killing the guards and fleeing the prison bus, Rowe and Dubose carjacked a driver who had pulled up behind the bus. They fled in the man's Honda Civic down state Highway 16 in Putnam County.
The fugitives were later found to have ransacked a house and ditched their prison uniforms. They took food and likely clothes as well, and stole a pickup truck from a nearby industrial site sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities are pleading with the public to look out for the stolen 2008 white Ford F250 pickup truck with the Georgia tag BCX-5372.
"Nobody wants to go shopping. Nobody wants to go to the bank — to go anywhere because we don't know where they are," Madison resident Sue Bailey told WSB.
Dubose, 24, has prominent tattoos on his body, including crowns above his eyebrows, a star below his right ear and graffiti-style letters all across his neck. He also has "ghost" tattooed on his right forefinger and "face" on his right pinky finger, signs of membership in the Ghost Face Gangsters.
A law enforcement official in a different part of the state describes Dubose as "a loose cannon."
"He's very dangerous and he has nothing to lose and I think he will go down in a blaze of glory," Capt. Darren Scarborough of the Elbert County Sheriff's Office told WSB.
Corrections officials have not said how the pair managed to get through the normally locked door of the inmate compartment.
"They were inside the caged area of the bus," Sills said. "How they got through the locks and things up to that area I do not know."
Sills said he's watched the bus video on a cellphone, but couldn't immediately tell which inmate fired the fatal shots.
Both Rowe, 43, and Dubose were convicted of armed robbery and other violent crimes, and have been cellmates more than once in Georgia's prisons.
They "murdered two corrections officers in a brutal fashion," Sills said. "They're not concerned with anything regarding human life."
"I think they don't have much to fear because they've already killed two people, so they don't have any problem killing somebody else," Bailey told WSB. "I was afraid to go home." PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.