The men are being held in Tennessee awaiting extradition back to Middle Georgia.
Corrections officers Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue were killed by the inmates. Rowe and Dubose slowly made their way north. She said her cousin is not a monster. "I can't say enough about our people".
Tarver said she last talked to Dubose when he visited her church in 2013.
Dubose and Rowe are being extradited to Georgia to face murder charges.
Channel 2 Action News learned Thursday evening the men ditched that truck Moore County, Tennessee Thursday.
Police say the two then burglarized a Georgia home and stole a auto.
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said law enforcement agencies in Georgia and beyond are conducting "the greatest effort I have ever seen" to hunt the fugitives - 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose.
Police in Shelbyville, Tennessee, responded to a call about a home invasion, where Rowe and Dubose held an elderly couple captive and then fled in the couple's vehicle, Miles said.
Police chased and attempted to gun down the criminals for ten miles, but the duo were ultimately apprehended by two local homeowners, who held them at gunpoint until law enforcement officials arrived.
"Shortly thereafter one of our deputies spotted the auto coming in on 231 south", said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. The ensuing foot chase shut down Interstate 24, about 10 miles south of Murfreesboro. "They told them everything". One victim had broken free, but was tied up again, Swing said.
Without a vehicle, Rowe and Dubose walked up a hill and reached a home in Shelbyville, about 30 miles from the Georgia -Tennessee border. They were discovered by a homeowner who called his neighbor and they each grabbed a gun.
For three hours, the couple endured the threats and angry demands of the fugitives, all while believing their lives could end at any moment.
Then, just as he prepared for the worst, the inmates took off their shirts and waved them in the air in a sign of surrender. No one was injured in the incident.
Rowe and Dubose, armed with the officers' weapons, then allegedly carjacked a Honda Civic from a resident who was driving by, and fled west toward Eatonton, the sheriff's office said. It was unclear whether they were still using the Ford F-250 when they were caught.
The pair shot to death two prison officers during the escape in the early hours of Tuesday, as they were being moved between two penal facilities.
"We will miss them deeply, and we can't replace them".
"We are relieved to know that these two unsafe individuals have been taken off the streets, and the public is out of harm's way", said Commissioner Greg Dozier.
"Rest assured, justice will be served", Deal said.
Gov. Deal issued a statement late Thursday praising those involved in capturing the men and wrote that the public is safe. The pain endured by the families and loved ones of Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue endures, however.