Missing Alabama inmate, corrections officer in custody in Indiana after manhunt

The fugitives were apprehended after a U.S. Marshals task force member drove into the Cadillac Vicky White was driving in Evansville, ending a week and a half on the run, authorities said.

She is in “pretty serious shape,” she told reporters.

No law enforcement officers fired shots, according to Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, Alabama, where the couple fled on April 29.

A tip from the public led to his capture and arrest, he said. The notice came Sunday night, Singleton said.

The pair were located at a hotel and a vehicle chase then followed, he said.

Wedding said the duo were believed to have been in Evansville since May 3. “It’s hard to believe they’ve been here for so many days, but we’re lucky to have found them today,” she said.

Singleton said the Whites, who are not related but are believed to be in a romantic relationship, will be brought back to Alabama. Casey White is facing murder charges.

“He will be alone in a cell,” Singleton said. “He will remain handcuffed and chained as long as he is in that cell and if he wants to sue me for violating his civil rights, so be it. He will not get out of this jail again. I assure you.”

Before escaping with his jailer, the Alabama fugitive was accused of killing a sweet, patriotic mother who never forgot birthdays.

Singleton said, “I always expected this result. I knew we would catch them. It was just a matter of time.”

Most escapes from a county jail are spontaneous, he said.

“This escape was obviously well planned and calculated,” Singleton said. “They prepared a lot for this. They had a lot of resources, cash, vehicles, everything they needed to pull this off, and that’s what made this last week and a half so challenging. We started from scratch, and not only that, we started, they had a six-hour head start on us.

Indiana car wash photos released

Earlier Monday, US Marshals released photos of who they believe was Casey White captured on a surveillance camera at an Evansville car wash.

It was the first time since he escaped from a Lauderdale County detention center with Vicky White that he had been seen.

Vicky White was not seen in the photos.
US Marshals have released photos of what they believe to be fugitive Casey White at an Indiana car wash.
Investigators were notified Sunday night that a 2006 Ford F-150 had been discovered at a car wash in Evansville, about 175 miles north of Williamson County, Tennessee, where the 2007 Ford Edge was found abandoned in the the couple were travelling.

The owner provided the footage from a security camera, the US Marshals said in a statement.

Sheriffs went to Indiana to follow up on the tip, the agency said.

The US Marshals Service said it believes the person in the photo is Casey White.

Casey White faces prior murder charges. A reward of up to $15,000 was offered for information leading to her capture and $10,000 for information leading to the capture of Vicky White.

She was first charged with allowing or facilitating flight in the first degree.

New charges against Vicky White

In Alabama, new charges have been filed against Vicky White in connection with Casey White’s escape, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department said.

The allegations stem from her using an alias to purchase the vehicle used in the getaway, a 2007 Ford Edge, authorities said. The warrant shows that Vicky White was wanted on charges of forgery and identity theft.

What we know about Casey White, the Alabama prisoner who escaped with a corrections officer

Vicky White, who was deputy director of corrections for Lauderdale County, released Casey White from the county jail on April 29, saying she would take him in for a mental health evaluation, which authorities later learned had never been scheduled. She then said that she was going to seek medical attention after dropping off the inmate because she was not feeling well.

Vicky White’s use of aliases may have complicated the search, Singleton said Monday.

“If she was using her own identity, it would be pretty easy for us to find her,” Singleton told CNN’s Bianna Golodryga. “We know that she used a fake ID to buy a car here locally.”

After the capture, Singleton said that he hopes Vicky White survives.

“We wish Vicky no harm, but she has some answers for us,” he said. “I have every confidence in (her). She had been an exemplary employee. I don’t know if we’ll ever know” what happened to change that.

Video footage shows escape was well prepared, sheriff says

Surveillance video footage of Vicky White taken before the escape showed the level of preparation that was taken for the escape, Singleton said.

Investigators found footage of White shopping for men’s clothing at a department store and an “adult store,” Singleton said, adding that he “obviously had a change of clothes” for the inmate.

“It just tells us that it was very well planned and calculated,” Singleton said. “Obviously, she planned this escape well to the core.”

Investigators previously released video footage showing Vicky White at a Quality Inn in Florence, where she stayed the night before the escape more than a week ago.

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The patrol car that the officer and the inmate took out of jail was found abandoned in a shopping center parking lot. Vicky White’s keys, radio and handcuffs were found inside.. Authorities believe the couple left the lot in a different vehicle: Vicky White’s 2007 Ford SUV that she parked in the lot the night before.

The vehicle was seen May 6 at a Tennessee towing lot. The car had been abandoned in the woods without any identifying information the same day the duo escaped, indicating they drove approximately two hours north from the jail in Florence to Williamson County, Tennessee.

Authorities believe the vehicle may have had mechanical problems that caused it to stop abruptly in the area.

Vicky White, 56, and Casey White, 38, are not related. They have known each other since at least 2020 and have developed a romantic relationship, the sheriff told CNN earlier this week.
Prior to her disappearance, Vicky White had announced plans to retire and sold her home for well below market value.

He no longer works for the sheriff’s office, the office said, adding that while April 29 was his last day on the job, his retirement papers were never finalized.

CNN’s Jenn Selva, Joe Sutton and Jamiel Lynch contributed to this report.

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