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Dramatic police footage captured the moment capital murder suspect Casey Cole White was apprehended in Indiana and his prison guard lover Vicky White’s body was pulled from their crashed vehicle.
A 10-day nationwide manhunt for Ms White, a 56-year-old corrections officer from Alabama, and White, an inmate serving a 75-year sentence and awaiting trial for murder, ended on Monday evening with a car chase and crash in Evansville. Ms White died from what a coroner ruled to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and White was taken into custody.
As he was handcuffed, White allegedly told officers to help his “wife” and insisted he did not shoot her. The pair were said to have been in a romantic relationship for about two years but police say they were not married.
Meanwhile, Ms White’s last words were revealed in a chilling 911 call where she said “let’s get out and run” and blames White for wanting to stay “at a f****** motel” moments before apparently shooting herself in the head.
An investigation into the ordeal is still ongoing as police face mounting questions over how the fugitives evaded capture for over a week.
Vicky White and her lover practiced ‘dry run’ of prison break
Two officials told the Associated Press that Ms White, 56, had taken the 38-year-old capital murder suspect out of Lauderdale County jail for 40 minutes and then returned him to his cell.
It is not clear exactly when the dry run took place but, after it was an apparent success, the couple then embarked on the real thing on 29 April.
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Nathan Place11 May 2022 22:40
A trove of guns and nearly $30,000 in cash were found in the fugitives’ car
Police found a trove of firearms — including an AR-15 — as well as $30,000 in cash inside the vehicle double murder suspect Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White were using to try to escape capture.
US Marshals rammed the car off the road and flipped it Monday while pursuing the couple.
Mr White said he had hoped to use the guns to have a shoot out with the police.
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 22:30
Fugitive couple was in Evansville, Indiana since 3 May
Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County said that Casey White and Vicky White were in Evansville since 3 May.
The fugitive duo had been on a run for 10 days when they were finally stopped by police on Monday.
Mr Wedding said: “It’s hard to believe they’ve been here that many days, but we’re lucky that we stumbled upon them.”
Casey White was captured by the police after a chase and a car crash.
The Alabama prison inmate, who faces charges of double murder and was serving a 75 year sentence — has been brought back to the jail.
Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, Alabama said that “he will be in a cell by himself. He will stay in handcuffs and shackles while he’s in that cell and if he wants to sue me for violating his civil rights, so be it. He’s not getting out of this jail again. I’ll assure you that.”
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 21:35
Alabama Governor expresses relief that manhunt for fugitives is over
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said she was relieved that the hunt for Casey White and Vicky White has ended.
“I’m delighted that they’re no longer a negative force in our society,” she said in a statement. “I congratulate law enforcement on their efforts and the public on providing tips that helped to wrap that case up.”
She had previously offered two $5,000 rewards for anyone who had information leading to the arrest of the fugitives.
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 21:15
Casey White’s former lawyer says ‘no way’ he could have planned the escape
A one-time lawyer for murder suspect Casey White, who managed to break out of prison and evade police for 10 days with the help of Alabama corrections officer Vicky White, says there is ‘no way’ his former client planned the full escape scheme.
His former lawyer, Dale Bryant, spoke to WHNT, telling the outlet that White has a mental illness that makes him impulsive and a threat to individuals outside of a structured and controlled environment.
“This plan, this escape was detailed. It was thorough,” Mr Bryant said. “The escape, in general, is exactly what Casey wants to do, is get out of prison, right? But it is well thought out and the planning is, again, nothing that is in Casey’s norm.”
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 21:00
Vicky White’s body returned to Alabama
A coroner in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, confirmed to WTVA that the body of corrections officer Vicky White has been returned to Alabama.
Ms White helped murder suspect Casey White escape prison before the pair went on the run for 10 days. Ultimately police caught up with the couple in Indiana and rammed their car off the road. Ms White died by suicide after she shot herself in the head inside the car.
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 20:35
Listen: 911 audio where Vicky White’s last words are heard
Late Tuesday night, authorities released the 911 audio that captured the moment that Alabama corrections officer Vicky White told her jailhouse lover “let’s get out and run” moments before investigators say she fatally shot herself in the head.
It’s unclear whether the correctional officer or fugitive Casey White placed the call to the emergency dispatcher.
Listen to the audio from the chilling call below.
Vicky White calls 911 during police chase
Johanna Chisholm11 May 2022 20:15
Vicky White blamed Casey White for police pursuit just before her death
Alabama corrections officer Vicky White blamed double murder suspect Casey White after they were discovered by police in Evansville, Indiana.
In 911 audio released on the day of their capture, Ms White can be heard saying “You had to stay in some f*****g motel” to Mr White while police and US Marshals are pursuing them.
Shortly after, a US Marshal rammed their car, rolling it, and ending their flight. Ms White was found unconcious from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and later died. Mr White gave himself up and is being extradited back to Alabama.
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 19:39
Police reopen probe into shooting suicide of escaped Alabama inmate’s ex-girlfriend
Police have reopened an investigation into the mysterious death of escaped Alabama inmate Casey Cole White’s former girlfriend, after her 2008 shooting death was previously ruled a suicide.
Christy Shelton, 31, died on 1 February 2008 after she was shot in the chest by a sawed-off shotgun inside an Alabama home belonging to White’s mother.
White, who was in a relationship with Ms Shelton at the time, was in the home with her at the time of the shooting but was ruled out as a suspect by investigators after they determined the 31-year-old died by suicide.
Now, with pressure added from family members of Ms Shelton raising concerns that they think the investigation should be reopened, the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office are taking a fresh look at the case.
Continue reading the full story from The Independent below.
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Johanna Chisholm11 May 2022 19:32
Casey White’s long history with the law before jail breakout with prison guard lover
Casey White, the murder suspect who was captured Monday after spending 10 days on the run, has been a suspect in numerous crimes.
Mr White has been charged with attempted murder in the past and police are re-examining the death of one of his girlfriends under the suspicion that he was involved.
For more on Mr White’s alleged long history on the wrong side of the law, read Rachel Sharp’s report below:
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 19:29