Vicky White and Casey White Were Caught by Police Thanks to One of Many Tips. But Many Questions Remain After Her Death!
Vicky White, a former Alabama prison officer who went missing with an inmate, died Monday after being hospitalized for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials.
Vicky White, 56, and Casey White, 38, were apprehended by authorities near Evansville, Indiana, after a car pursuit with officials who tracked them down after a tip from the public on Sunday, according to Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton.
Hundreds of tips were looked through by officials in the 11 days following Vicky White’s aid in Casey White’s jailbreak.
According to US Marshal Matt Keely, officers conducting surveillance noticed Vicky White exiting a motel wearing a wig. She then got into a car with Casey White and drove away.
Authorities followed them until a car chase ensued, which ended when a US Marshals task force member crashed into the Cadillac they were driving. According to Keely, the automobile crashed and rolled over.
According to the US Marshals, Casey White was behind the wheel.
Officers were able to free the inmate from the mangled automobile, but Vicky White was pinned inside and suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to Keely.
According to Keely, Casey White allegedly informed authorities to help “his wife” who had shot herself in the head and claimed he didn’t do it. Casey White and Vicky White were not married, according to authorities, and investigators previously stated that they were not related.
The two were apprehended, ending a lengthy manhunt that drew widespread attention. Many concerns remain unanswered for those close to Vicky White who was hoping for an explanation for her sudden departure and reasons.
Vicky White’s relatives and coworkers were astonished as evidence surfaced throughout the inquiry suggesting she meant to assist the convict with whom she had a loving involvement in his escape.
Vicky White and Casey White were to be hauled back to Alabama for an arraignment on Monday when Vicky White died.
He said, “She has some answers to give us.”
“I’m not sure what in the world motivated her to execute this trick. I’m not sure we’ll ever find out.”
They have apprehended thanks to a tip.
According to Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County, Illinois, the officer and detainee had been in Evansville since May 3.
Investigators learned late Sunday that a 2006 Ford F-150 had been recovered at a car wash in Evansville, roughly 175 miles north of Williamson County, Tennessee, where the couple is suspected of abandoning a vehicle after ditching Vicky White’s patrol car near the jail. According to the service, marshals traveled to Indiana to follow up on the lead.
Investigators revealed photographs of a person they believe to be Casey White who was recorded on a surveillance camera at the car wash on Monday. Vicky White is not visible in the photographs.
Vicky White claimed she was taking Casey White to the courthouse for a psychiatric evaluation when they first vanished on April 29. Officials then learned they went to a shopping center parking lot, abandoned the officer’s patrol car, and fled in a vehicle Vicky White had staged there the night before.
Casey White will be extradited to Alabama, where he was facing murder charges and was already serving a 75-year term for unrelated offenses when he escaped. Vicky White was charged with permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree, as well as forgery and identity theft charges, officials said, in connection with her use of an alias to buy the 2007 Ford Edge the duo initially escaped in.
Singleton praised the seasoned cop as an “exemplary employee” with an “unblemished record” who earned the trust and admiration of her coworkers. As the investigation progressed, the sheriff admitted that her actions were not consistent with the person her coworkers thought they knew.
He earlier told CNN, “Obviously there was a side to Vicky White that we weren’t aware of.”
Investigators had a difficult time finding information.
Vicky White’s extensive law enforcement experience presented authorities with significant challenges.
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“This was clearly a well-planned and determined escape,” Singleton said, noting that escapes from county jails are usually unplanned. “There was a lot of planning that went into this. They had plenty of resources, funds, vehicles, and everything else they needed to pull this off, which is why the last week and a half has been so difficult.
Not only were we beginning from nothing, but they had a six-hour head start on us.”
Vicky White was captured on film at a Quality Inn in Florence, Alabama, the night before her escape, according to investigators.
Singleton also said that they have video of her buying men’s apparel at a department store and an “adult store,” and that she “clearly had a change of clothes” for the inmate.
Vicky White had submitted her retirement papers, sold her home for considerably below market value and purchased the car the pair would use to flee before she vanished, according to authorities.
Her last day of work was supposed to be the day of her disappearance, but her retirement papers were never completed, according to Singleton. Last Monday, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office reported that she had left the department.
Last Monday, Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly that he “would have trusted her with my life” after working with the cop virtually every day for 17 years.
“I’m really disappointed in her,” he expressed his disappointment. “She was trusted, and she took advantage of it.”
According to Singleton, counselors will be accessible at the Lauderdale County Detention Center for staff who may require them following Vicky White’s death.
He told, “It’s a little agency, like family.” “She was like a mother figure to some of these younger deputies, and I know they’re going to take it hard.”
Casey White will almost certainly have to return to the prison center for court hearings linked to his murder charges in the future. According to Singleton, the inmate will be placed in a cell.
“He’s going to stay in chains and shackles, and I guarantee you there’ll be two deputies with him when he leaves that institution,” he stated. “And he’s not getting out of this jail any time soon. I don’t want him to stay any longer than necessary.”