Search for two Georgia fugitives goes nationwide: local sheriff

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Posted: Jun 14, 2017 1:53 PM

(Reuters) - The search has been expanded to nationwide after two Georgia prison inmates who killed two guards stole a pickup truck, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said on Wednesday.

The armed fugitives were cellmates immediately prior to their escape and had been cellmates in other Georgia prisons, a state corrections department official told reporters in a press conference held with Sills.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)