Athens lawyer to assist in prosecution of suspects in prison guard killings

The Ocumulgee Circuit District Attorney is preparing an indictment to send to a grand jury soon against the two men charged with killing two state prison guards in Putnam County and a lawyer from Athens is playing an integral part in the prosecution.


Allison Mauldin, who lives in Athens and is the chief assistant district attorney for the circuit, is helping prepare the case, District Attorney Stephen Bradley said Friday.

“We’re preparing to send the case to a grand jury. We’re collecting all the reports, the history and all the information we can get our hands on,” Bradley said.

The grand jury meets in September.

The suspects, Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Rowe, 43, are accused in the shooting deaths of two state Department of Correctional guards who were transporting a bus load of inmates from one prison to another on June 13. Dubose, who was from Madison County, was serving a 20-year sentence for an armed robbery in Elbert County.

Mauldin has worked in the eight-county Ocumulgee Circuit since 2008.

A phone call to Mauldin at her office in Greensboro was not immediately returned this week.

“She and I will prosecute the case,” Bradley said. “It was a horrifying event, a major case and you want the best lawyer on the case. Alli is one of the most tremendous lawyers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”

Mauldin is the wife of Western Circuit District Attorney Ken Mauldin.

Bradley has announced he will seek the death penalty against the pair who were captured three days after their escape. Authorities said the men committed a series of crimes after their escape from stealing vehicles to holding an elderly couple hostage in their own home to shooting at deputies during a high-speed chase.