Corrections officer dead after being caught with missing inmate in Ind…

Inmate Casey White and jail employee Vicky White fled on April 29.

May 10, 2022, 1:02 AM

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Florence, Alabama, jail employee Vicky White has died Monday after she was apprehended along with murder speculate Casey White in Evansville, Indiana, which ended a 10-day manhunt, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroners Office.

After Inmate Casey White, 38, and Lauderdale County Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White, 56, were spotted at a hotel, Casey White and Vicky White led police on a car chase in that ended with a wreck, Indiana authorities said. Vicky White, who was driving the Cadillac, was hospitalized with “very serious” injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Vanderburgh County, Indiana, sheriff’s office.

“Can’t clarify how long they have been in Evansville … lucky we accidental them today,” Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said Monday.

He said the pursuit only lasted a few minutes.

“We got a dangerous man off the street today,” Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Monday during a press conference.

Casey White and Vicky White, who are not related, fled the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29.

Authorities said they believe Vicky White willingly participated in the escape, which took place on her last day before retirement.

Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office employee Vicky White and inmate Casey Cole White.

Casey White is seen in an undated image released by the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office on May 1, 2022.

The duo fled Alabama in a Ford Edge and ditched the car in Williamson County, Tennessee — about a two-hour excursion north of Florence — just hours after the jail break.

On Monday, U.S. Marshals said investigators were in Evansville, Indiana, following up on a tip after a 2006 Ford F-150 believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found abandoned at a car wash on May 3. Police were alerted to the means on Sunday.

A means believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found in a car wash in Evansville, Ind.

A means believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found in a car wash in Evansville, Ind.

At the time of his escape, Casey White was facing two counts of capital murder for allegedly stabbing a woman to death in 2015, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Vicky White has been charged with forgery and identity theft for allegedly using an alias to buy the Ford Edge used to ease the escape, according to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was also issued for Vicky White charging her with permitting or easing escape.

No one was injured as a consequence of the escape, Singleton said.

Vicky White died Monday evening at Deaconess Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Casey White will be brought back to Lauderdale County to be arraigned, Singleton said.

“He’s not getting out of this jail again,” Singleton said. “I assure you that.”

ABC News’ Victoria Arancio contributed to this report.

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