The two state prisoners who overpowered two Georgia State Correctional Officers driving a transport bus early Tuesday morning before killing them and escaping have a checkered past.

Deputy Commissioner for the Dept. of Corrections, Rickie Myrick, said they had been cellmates for some time. Myrick said they were cellmates more than once at Baldwin State Prison.

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Donnie Rowe, the older of the two escaped prisoners, has the more violent history. Born in 1973, Rowe was being held for life without the possibility of parole for multiple armed robbery convictions in Bibb County from October 2001. He was also convicted on multiple aggravated assault charges and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Donnie Russell Rowe

Ricky Dubose was born in 1993 and was serving a 20 year prison sentence for an armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft by taking conviction out of Elbert County from 2014.

He was eligible for release in September of 2034.

He has also served time for multiple convictions for credit card fraud, financial identity fraud, theft by taking, burglary, robbery and a for entering an vehicle charge. In his lifetime, he has served three prison terms.

Dubose was a part of the Ghostface Gangsters when he was on the outside and is a member of the Aryan gang in prison, according to authorities. Both are associated with white supremacy.

Ricky Dubose

Oconee County released an updated mug shot of Dubose showing multiple face tattoos including crown tattoos over both eyebrows, a massive neck tattoo running from beneath his chin to his shirt line and another behind his right ear.

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Both men were being held at Baldwin State Prison in Milledgeville, just one county over from where they escaped in Putnam County.

The FBI released a wanted poster because both of the men are now wanted for homicide in the guards' deaths.