One man, Patrick Hale, risked his life to help capture the two dangerous escaped convictions from Georgia… he loaded his gun, prayed, and went into action.
“I realized I had two ex-cons wanted for murder who had just shot at law enforcement who had nothing to lose and for some reason they surrendered and laid down on the concrete in my driveway,” Patrick Hale, 35, of Christiana, said Friday. “If that doesn’t make you believe in Jesus Christ, I don’t know what does.”
Hale told his locale news conference that he had heard the escaped cons, Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were in the area he got his guns ready.
“I loaded every weapon I could in my house to be prepared in the event they needed to be used,” he said. Very soon after he saw them climbing a barbed wire fence and begin to approach HIS home. I prayed like I had never prayed,” he said.
He thought of running back in the house to hide in a panic room. Instead he decided to leave.
“We got in the car and backed up quick only to find the gentlemen had been running and got much closer to my house,” Hale said, according to the Tennessean. “They began to take off their shirts and wave them at us as if to slow us down.”