Almost two weeks ago, a capital murder suspect escaped from an Alabama jail with the help of a female corrections officer. The pair was finally captured in Indiana after a vehicle chase that ended in a wreck.

Casey White, 38, and Vicky White, 56, are not related despite having the same last name. Vicky was a corrections officer at the prison where Casey was being held. The pair have known each other since 2020 and are assumed to have been romantically involved.

On the day of the escape, Vicky claimed she was taking Casey for a mental health evaluation at the courthouse. It was later discovered that there was no evaluation scheduled for that day, but due to Vicky’s good standing among her coworkers, no one thought to doubt her.

In fact, Vicky had the reputation of being an “exemplary employee” with an “unblemished record.”

“If she did this willingly, and all indications are that she did. I guess we’re trying to hold on to that last straw of hope that maybe for some reason she was threatened and did this under coercion… but absolutely you’d feel betrayed,” said Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton.
Singleton added that when news broke of the escape, Vicky’s co-workers were “devastated.” “We’ve never had any situation like this with Vicky White. She was a model employee,” Singleton said.
The couple was on the run for about two weeks and were finally apprehended Monday afternoon in Evansville, Indiana, where they reportedly hid out for six days.
After the manager of a car wash in Indiana spotted Casey, US Marshals obtained the surveillance footage and saw someone who looked like Casey washing a Ford F-150 truck. After the agency confirmed that it was, in fact, the fugitive Casey White, law enforcement officers descended on the town.
The fugitive’s flipped-over escape car after crashing
Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Sheriff Dave Wedding reported that shortly after discovering the fugitive couple, they fled in a Cadillac. The police chased after them until the suspects drove through a grassy field. Wedding said the police “intercepted then actually collided with them, to try to end the pursuit.”
“When this occurred, the female driver of the vehicle shot herself and the passenger was injured, not too seriously,” added Wedding. “They’ve both been taken to local hospitals to be examined for their injuries.”

In a press conference following their capture, Singleton said, “This has ended a very long and stressful and challenging week-and-a-half. It ended the way that we knew it would. They are in custody.”

“We got a dangerous man off the streets today. He’s never gonna see the light of day again. That’s a good thing.”

Regarding Vicky, who was being given emergency treatment in the hospital for her self-inflicted gunshot wound, Singleton said, “I hope she survives this. She has some answers to give.”

Shortly after this, around 7 pm, Vicky died from her injuries.

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