A photo of the two suspects after their capture was quickly shared by law enforcement and news agencies across the country.
Authorities provided on Wednesday an updated mug shot of Dubose showing his facial tattoos.
The pair were caught after they attempted to steal a vehicle from a home in the area.
Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said the escaped inmates forced their way into the home and held an elderly couple hostage at gunpoint for about three hours.
Authorities said the inmates were being transported when they overpowered the two officers, one of whom was driving the transport bus.
Swing said authorities had suspected the fugitives might travel to this area because they had family nearby.
Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said in a news release that the pair "will be brought to justice swiftly for their heinous crime against our Officers".
On Thursday morning, Sills reiterated that "the public is in grave danger".
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal had tweeted earlier that the two men were in custody.
"There are a lot of things running through your head, and I was like, let's go get the gun and see what we can do".
Luckily, the homeowner was armed, and after calling the police and his neighbors, they were able to keep the murderers at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested them.
Police responded to their call, eventually leading to a high-speed chase. That's when the inmates left the auto and ran away on foot in the area before they were captured.
Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards.
Rowe was serving a sentence of up to life in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault in a 2001 case. - Picture courtesy of Georgia Corrections/handout via Reuters WASHINGTON, June 16 - A pair of USA convicts who overpowered and killed their guards in a brazen jailbreak in the southern state of Georgia were recaptured yesterday after a two-day manhunt, authorities said.
Monica and Billue were transfer sergeants at Baldwin State Prison. A massive manhunt was underway since Tuesday and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had even asked the public to cooperate. TBI's Gwyn said Thursday he wasn't sure who would collect the reward.
All across Georgia and SC, there have been several reports of possible sightings of 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose.
The capture was a relief to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, who said the county's work isn't done.
One of the murdered guards was Christopher Monica (pictured), who had been a prison guard since 2009.
They were on the run for three days before being apprehended. David LeValley, agent in charge of the FBI's Atlanta office, told reporters that "we are expanding, not shrinking, our effort to find these individuals".
The two men got onto a correctional bus as prisoners but became fugitives shortly before sunrise.
Monica, 42, a sergeant, worked for the department for nearly eight years and leaves a wife.