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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn, center, speaks during a news conference held at a truck stop Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Christiana, Tenn. The two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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The Latest: ‘Hero’ rejects label, says he never pulled gun

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn, center, speaks during a news conference held at a truck stop Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Christiana, Tenn. The two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the capture of two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two guards on a prison bus (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint says he’s no hero.

Patrick Hale says he was carrying a loaded weapon but never pulled it out. He says the two inmates took off their shirts and waved them as if they were surrendering, then got face down on his concrete driveway without saying a word.

He says they must have mistaken his car for a police cruiser, saying they look similar.

He says more than 45 police officers were there within minutes, and he says “I cannot tell you how grateful I was to see them arrive.”

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3:50 p.m.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has put out a statement regarding the $130,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of two inmates wanted in the slayings of two guards on their prison bus.

The GBI says “information has revealed that the bravery of Tennessee civilians contributed to the apprehension of both inmates.”

But the agency says authorities have not decided how to disperse the reward, which comes from multiple law enforcement agencies. The GBI’s statement Friday says “The reward will be dispersed at the appropriate time,” after a law enforcement review of the circumstances of their capture.

Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were arrested Thursday near Shelbyville, Tennessee. Police were alerted through a 911 call by a couple who said the fugitives held them captive in their home. A different homeowner who later spotted the inmates trying to steal his car held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities in Tennessee have released audio of a 911 call from a man whose home was invaded by two escaped inmates from Georgia. It was this call that put law enforcement hot on their trail before their arrest without bloodshed Thursday night.

The man tells the dispatcher “we’ve had an armed home invasion — it’s the two people from Georgia, escapees.”

He’s obviously emotional as he describes the Jeep the fugitives stole and pleads with her to send police as soon as possible.

He says: “We were all tied up, we just got loose.”

The dispatcher asks if they’ve been hurt or need an ambulance, and the man says no, “just get the police out here as quick as you can.”

His wife can be heard sobbing as he tries to reassure her, saying: “It’s all right. You’ve survived. You’ve survived. You did it. You did a good job. Come here and let me hold you.”

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11: 30 a.m.

Two Georgia inmates captured after a manhunt in the killings of two prison guards have appeared in court in Tennessee, wearing orange jumpsuits and surrounded by law enforcement.

Media report that Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose both waived their right to challenge their extraditions to Georgia during hearings in Rutherford County on Friday morning.

The men were caught Thursday evening in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a three-day manhunt.

Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue and escaping from the prison bus on state Highway 16 in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta.

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8:05 a.m.

A Georgia sheriff says it’s too early to tell when two inmates accused in the killings of two guards on a prison bus will be returned to the state after their capture in Tennessee.

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were caught Thursday in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said there are a number of factors that will determine when the men can be returned to Georgia, and none of that was settled by early Friday.

Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue and escaping from the prison bus on state Highway 16 in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta.

Sills also said it was too early to tell who, if anyone, will get the $130,000 reward that had been offered for information leading to their arrest.

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2:40 a.m.

Authorities say two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal.

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were apprehended in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.

The two men had been on the run since early Tuesday, when they are accused of having killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue.

Authorities say the two inmates overpowered and disarmed the guards on a bus about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons.

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