Alabama corrections officer who escaped with convict dies after being captured in Indiana, authorities say
Written by B87FM on May 9, 2022
- Former corrections officer Vicky White, 56, and inmate Casey White, 38, have been arrested Monday after a police chase in Evansville, Indiana.
- Casey White was injured within the crash, and Vicky White died after capturing herself after the chase, authorities stated.
- The Whites, who usually are not relations, disappeared from an Alabama detention middle final month. Authorities have since stated the couple had a “jailhouse romance” and have been planning their escape.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The corrections officer, who escaped with an inmate from an Alabama prison and evaded authorities for greater than every week, has died after the fugitives have been taken into custody Monday, officers stated.
Former corrections officer Vicky White, 56, and inmate Casey White, 38, have been arrested after a police chase and subsequent automobile wreck in Evansville, Indiana, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton stated at a information convention Monday.
Casey White was injured within the crash, and Vicky White later died at Deaconess Hospital. The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s workplace did not launch a explanation for demise, however police stated Vicky White shot herself after U.S. Marshals stopped the Whites’ automobile after a brief case and suffered critical accidents.
Casey White was serving a 75-year jail sentence for kidnapping and tried homicide expenses after he was convicted of attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping her two roommates.
He additionally faces capital homicide expenses within the 2015 murder-for-hire slaying of Connie Ridgeway after he confessed to the killing whereas in custody. He was set to go to trial in that case subsequent month.
“Casey White and Vicky White are in custody,” Singleton stated. “We received a harmful man off the road immediately. He’s by no means going to see the sunshine of day once more.”
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Investigators discovered an abandoned 2007 orange Ford Edge getaway car final Friday about 100 miles from the jail, Singleton stated. The U.S. Marshals Service stated Sunday that investigators positioned another abandoned vehicle, a 2006 Ford F-150, at an Evansville car wash.
Safety digital camera footage offered by the automobile wash’s proprietor reveals a person standing subsequent to the truck who resembles Casey White.
Singleton stated on the information convention Monday that officers positioned the Whites at an Evansville lodge, which led to a automobile chase and eventual crash the place the 2 have been taken into custody.
The Whites, who usually are not relations, disappeared from the Lauderdale County Detention Middle on April 29, and authorities have since said the couple had a “jailhouse romance” and have been planning their escape.
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Vicky White, whom authorities have since known as an confederate, allegedly instructed coworkers she was taking Casey White to a courthouse appointment earlier than the couple vanished. Surveillance footage reveals Vicky White escorting Casey White out of the Lauderdale County Detention Middle and right into a patrol automobile, which was discovered deserted in a shopping mall later within the day.
Vicky White allegedly bought her residence and was set to retire the day the couple fled, the U.S. Marshals Service stated in an announcement.
Singleton stated that Vicky White had been an “exemplary worker,” and that he had “each little bit of belief” in her. “What on the planet prompted her to tug a stunt like this … I don’t know,” he stated. “I don’t know if we’ll ever know.”
Singleton beforehand disclosed the inmate and corrections officer had a “particular relationship” spanning two years. Vicky White offered Casey White with additional meals and privileges, police stated.
A warrant was issued on May 2 for Vicky White charging her with allowing or facilitating escape within the first diploma.
Contributing: Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY; The Related Press