Athens man had 2016 violent run-in with prison escapee’s Ghostface Gangsters

A prison-based white supremacist gang this week was in the news after one of its purported members from Madison County made an escape from a prison bus in which two corrections officers were killed.

The criminal organization known as the Ghostface Gangsters was already known to police in Athens, who in September 2016 investigated a report that members of that gang allegedly stabbed another man in a brutal assault inside a home in a neighborhood off Commerce road.

The escaped inmate and purported gang member, 24-year-old Ricky Alan Dubose of Comer, had been well known to law enforcement officials in the Athens metro area due to his criminal behavior that began when he was a juvenile. Dubose was serving a 20-year prison sentence for convictions in Elbert County on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft by taking in 2014.

Dubose’s cellmate

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