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You Can Run But You’ll Only Go To Jail Tired: Vicky White and Casey White Captured
The long arm of the law proves true once again. Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and capital murder suspect Casey White are now in custody.
Based on a tip, a U.S. Marshal traveled to Evansville, Indiana where Vicky and Casey were spotted at a motel. A vehicle pursuit was initiated by the Marshals and after a brief chase, the pursuit resulted in a crash and apprehension of Casey White. Vicky White was located with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
How It All Started.
Like something you would see in a Netflix produced movie, this all began on April 29, 2022, when the Assistant Director of Corrections for the Lauderdale County Alabama Sheriff’s Office Vicky White, and capital murder suspect Casey White, disappeared.
On Friday April 29, 2022, at 9:41 a.m., Vicky told jail employees, she was transporting Casey White to a court appearance for a mental health evaluation. According to Sheriff Rick Singleton there was no court appearance scheduled for Casey. It wasn’t until 3:30 p.m., almost 6 hours later that a jail employee reported to administration that she could not contact Vicky.
By 5:30, almost 20 detectives were working the case sifting through security camera footage to figure out what happened. Through the investigation it was determined Vicky and Casey escaped in a 2007 Ford Edge SUV which was located at a tow yard in Williamson County, Tennessee, about two hours north of Florence. The tow truck driver who towed the abandoned vehicle recognized it on TV and alerted his supervisor, who in turn alerted authorities.
In a news conference on Friday, Sheriff Rick Singleton addressed the vehicle being located stating, “It really doesn’t leave us a lot, we just know what direction they were headed, they headed north from here. After Friday afternoon, when they abandoned that car, which direction they went from there, we don’t know.”
By any metric Vicky was a decorated member of the Sheriff’s Office with Sheriff Singleton calling her an “exemplary employee.” In an interview with Birmingham TV station WBRC Sheriff Singleton said Vickey had turned in her retirement papers and the exact Friday she and Casey disappeared was to be her last day. Arrest warrants have been issued for Casey and Vicky with the Sheriff of Lauderdale County releasing a statement acknowledging that its possible Vicky was coerced or even threatened but there’s one thing they’re sure of, “Vicky participated in the escape.”
Vicky’s mother Pat Davis told WAAY TV, “she’s never done anything. I bet she’s never even had a speeding ticket. But I mean, she’s always been a good person, this is all a shock.” The shock doesn’t stop at Vicky’s mother. Documents show Vicky sold her home on 4 acres just 12 days before she disappeared with Casey, for well below market value.
For years we heard the words of John Walsh at the end of America’s Most Wanted, “and remember, you CAN make a difference.” And with the tip received by the U.S. Marshals, that statement proved to be true once again. Sheriff Rick Singleton released a statement saying, “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.”
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