EVANSVILLE, Ind. (May 10, 2022) — an 11-day search for former Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and capital murder suspect Casey White, whom she is accused of helping escape from jail, came to a tragic end Monday after Vicky died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hear the latest details in the video above.
After escaping from the Lauderdale County Jail April 29, Sheriff Rick Singleton announced Monday afternoon that Casey and Vicky were captured in Evansville, Indiana, following a police pursuit.
U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement in the area, which is approximately 270 miles north of Lauderdale County, were pursuing the pair after they were spotted at a hotel.
Singleton said Casey and Vicky were in a black Ford F-150 truck driven by Casey, but authorities in Indiana said the pair was in a gray Cadillac car.
During the pursuit, the Cadillac was involved in a wreck and Casey surrendered to law enforcement. Following the wreck, Vicky was transported to Deaconess Hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, U.S. Marshals confirmed to WVTM 13. She was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m. CST by the Vanderburgh County coroner.
Singleton said no citizens or law enforcement officers were hurt during the escape or pursuit.
“We got a dangerous man off the streets today,” Singleton said of Casey. “He is never going to see the light of day again.”
During a news conference early Monday evening and prior to Vicky’s death, Singleton acknowledged Vicky was injured and said he wasn’t sure of the extent, but that he hoped she would be OK.
“I had every bit of trust in Vicky White. She has been an exemplary employee,” Singleton said. “What in the world provoked her, prompted her, to pull something like this, I don’t know. I don’t know if we’ll ever know.”
Singleton said Casey will have to be extradited back to Alabama to face arraignment, but he is not sure how long that process will take.
Upon arrival in Alabama, Casey will be immediately arraigned and transferred to the Department of Corrections. Singleton said the judge has already agreed to come out to complete the process “even if it’s 2 a.m.”
Singleton said there is no evidence that anyone else was involved in the escape.
Source: WVTM 13 Alabama