Report: Ga. fugitives ordered elderly homeowners to take care of their wounds

A man calls 911 after being tied up by two escaped inmates.

An incident report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee has new information about the bizarre series of events that led to the capture of escaped inmates Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose.

It says that deputies were sent to the home on Kingree Road in Shelbyville, Tenn., for a call of a home invasion around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Once the two deputies arrived, they spoke with homeowners Robert and Rebecca Hickerson, who told them the two escapees entered the back door of their home around 2 p.m. after knocking on the front door.

They said they recognized the two inmates from the news and that the men threatened to shoot them if they didn't feed them and care for their blistered feet. One of the two men said he had been shot in the back.

The two men then tied up the homeowners with sheets and threatened to kill them if they told anyone they were in their house. They also told the homeowners to tell police it was 'two black guys.'

They then stole the couple's black Jeep Cherokee and said they'd call them and tell them where to pick up their car after they'd been picked up by who they were supposed to meet.

The report also notes the suspects stole a neighbor's Mercury Cougar after burglarizing the home across the street earlier in the day.

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