Thursday, March 30, 2023

Alabama jailbreak mystery deepens as manhunt ends with death

The death of an Alabama jailer found shot in the head with a gun in his hand after a week-long search has deepened the mystery that a trusted officer was able to free a Hawking murder suspect with a violent and horrifying history. Why would it help?

Vicky White, 56, was pronounced dead at a hospital after 38-year-old Casey White gave up without a fight in Evansville, Indiana. fugitive He was absconding for more than a week.

NBC’s “Today” show reported that Federal Marshals said Casey White told officers at the scene, “Please help my wife. She just shot herself in the head and I didn’t. Officers said two White did not belong, let alone married.

Before Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockier announced his death, the sheriff in Alabama said he expected an answer from his once trusted prison employee.

“I had complete faith in Vicky White. She has been an exemplary employee. What in the world inspired him to do stunts like this? I don’t know I don’t know if we’ll ever know,” Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said.

The Marshall Service said officers closed Sunday after receiving a tip that a man resembling Casey White had been recorded by a surveillance camera at a car wash exiting a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The white is 6 feet, 9 inches (2.06 m) tall and weighs about 260 pounds (118 kg).

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said on “Today” that a local police officer spotted a vehicle they were looking for on Monday, and members of the US Marshals Task Force went to investigate, leading to a brief chase.

“The chase was very short. It drove into a major artery here in Vanderburgh County and they cut down a parking lot at a large factory. They were in a grassy area so three members of our task force actually hit the vehicle. killed him, pushed him into a ditch causing him to end up on his side. As they approached the vehicle, it was clear that the female driver was unconscious and still had a weapon in her hand. And they killed the killer in the vehicle together. removed from,” said the marriage.

The Wedding stated that it has not yet been officially determined whether Vicky White actually took his own life.

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“The coroner’s office will conduct an investigation and they will determine whether it was a self-inflicted gunshot. Initial indications are that it was, but we will not rule out anything until we have a thorough investigation by the coroner.” Don’t get checked.”

On April 29, Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections for prisons in Lauderdale County, told coworkers that she was driving Casey White out of prison. For mental health assessment. There was no such appointment.

“We found a dangerous man on the street today. He’s never going to see daylight again. It’s a good thing, not just for our community. It’s a good thing for our country,” Singleton said.

Casey White was serving a 75-year prison sentence for attempted murder and other charges at the time of his escape. He was awaiting trial for the stabbing of a 58-year-old woman during a theft in 2015. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

The Marshall Service said federal and local law enforcement officials also learned that Casey White had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her sister in 2015, saying that “he wanted the police to kill him.”

Warrant was issued on May 2 Accused of allowing or facilitating first degree escape for Vicky Sue White.

Vicky White’s family members and co-workers said they were stunned. Singleton said it appeared the plan had been in the works for some time. Jail inmates said – there was a special relationship between the two And he treated Casey White better than other prisoners.

US Marshal Marty Keeley said that over the past several months, she bought a rifle and a shotgun and was also known to have a handgun. He also sold his home – for about half the market value – and bought a 2007 orange Ford Edge he had kept in a shopping center without a license plate.

“This escape was clearly planned and calculated. It took a lot of preparation. They had a lot of resources, cash, vehicles,” Singleton said.

After Singleton said what Vicky White said would be his last day at work, the video shows the pair walking from prison to the shopping center, where they picked up Ford and left. His flight was not traced for a long time.


Associated Press writer Ken Kusmer contributed from Indianapolis.


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