Alabama prison officer Vicky White fatally shot herself as she and escaped murder suspect Casey White was being pursued by Indiana law enforcement on Monday, ending an extraordinary 11-day run that left both passionate water.
“We caught them,” Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said in Evansville, Indiana, a five-hour drive from Florence, Alabama, where the couple’s lock had disappeared.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton, Vicky White’s former boss, told reporters: “We had a dangerous man on the road today. He will never see the light of day again. That’s a good thing – not just for our community. That is good for our country.”
After Vicky White signed Casey White out of prison for a ghost court date, the duo was one step ahead of investigators – fleeing Alabama for unspecified parts.
Looks like they were eventually undone by a stolen car. Last weekend, investigators found Vicky White’s rust-colored SUV in a tow yard after the white man abandoned it on an interstate near Bethesda, Tennessee. Authorities said another vehicle, a black Ford pickup, was reported stolen in the same area at about the same time.
Investigators tracked the truck to Evansville, about 100 miles north of Bethesda, on Monday. A man resembling Casey White was discovered out of the car at the car wash, officials said, citing surveillance images.
A tip Sunday night led federal and police officers to a hotel, where they set up surveillance. On Monday, Vicky White put on a wig and got into a gray car with Casey White, Northern District of Alabama, US Marshal Marty Keely told CNN.
Investigators tracked down the white man – who was not involved – and a chase ensued. It ends with the fugitive’s car in a rollover accident.
“U.S. Marshals special operations officers intercepted them — actually colliding with them to end the pursuit,” Wedding said.
“We brought out Casey White, who immediately announced that his wife shot herself in the head and he didn’t do it,” Keely said, adding that the white man was unmarried.
Vicky White, 56, was taken to hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while 38-year-old Casey White was taken into custody. Some newspapers later reported that Vicky White had passed away.
When asked if it’s surprising that Vicky White pulled the trigger, rather than her streetmate, a hardened criminal with a penchant for death, Wedding mused: “With a criminal and a criminal mind, offenses, they are very unpredictable. We don’t consider anything they say worthy and they can exchange it for a dime.”
Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections for the Lauderdale County jail, was generally a model employee during her first 25 years on the facility. Then, on April 29, she told colleagues that she was taking Casey White to a mental health appointment in court. They never come.
“You don’t know who you can trust,” Singleton told reporters. “You know, I had a lot of faith in Vicky White. She was once an exemplary employee. And what in the world provoked her, or prompted her, to pull something like this, I don’t know. I don’t know if we will ever find out. ”
Instead of going to court, Vicky and Casey White are said to have driven her patrol car to a nearby shopping mall. There, they jumped into the Ford Edge SUV she had bought a few days earlier using false identities, and fled.
“This escape was clearly planned and calculated,” Singleton said. “A lot of preparation has gone into this. They have many resources, they have cash, they have vehicles. They had everything they needed to solve this problem. “
Investigators concluded shortly after the prisoner and guard went missing that the two had a “special relationship”. Inmates reported that Vicky White gave Casey White his tray full of “extra food,” Singleton said last week.
“He is getting special privileges,” the sheriff told WAAY 31. “She is doing special things for him that other inmates don’t have. That he was given special treatment. “
According to authorities, there was no immediate evidence that anyone else was involved in the escape.
Casey White, a 6 foot 9 meter tall inmate decorated with super white tattoos, served 75 years for a 2015 “crime” that included, but was not limited to, a home invasion, Robbed a car, killed a dog and tried to kill an ex-girlfriend. In September 2020, he was charged with murder following the “brutal” stabbing of a 58-year-old woman, the US Police Department said. Shortly after his indictment, he was transferred to the Lauderdale County Jail to await trial on the charge of the woman’s murder.
During pre-sentence proceedings in 2015, Casey White allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, as well as his sister, if he escaped from prison, the Sheriff’s Department said today. Wednesday last week. The prisoner also said “he wanted the police to kill him,” according to the agency. Investigators took “appropriate protective actions” to ensure the safety of the two women while Casey White was on the run, the agency said in a statement.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/alabama-prison-guard-vicky-white-and-murder-inmate-casey-white-found-in-evansville-indiana?source=articles&via=rss Alabama Jail Guard Vicky White dies after being found charged with the murder of inmate Casey White in Evansville, Indiana