Vicky White, a correctional officer, shot herself following a chase, according to police. On the other side, the suspected killer Casey White was apprehended. With their ten-day escape from a jail in Alabama, the two had generated quite a sensation.
Following a tip, authorities identified the two fugitives, who are not related despite sharing the same surname, several hundred kilometers distant from the Indiana jail. At a motel, the two were recognized.
During the ensuing chase, the pair drove their getaway vehicle into a ditch. While 56-year-old Vicky White succumbed to her gunshot wound in hospital, 38-year-old Casey White was arrested with minor injuries. According to the police officers, no shots were fired.
No one else was injured. “We took a dangerous man off the streets today,” said Lauderdale County, Alabama, Sheriff Rick Singleton, in whose jurisdiction the jail is located. “He will never see the light of day again.” Casey White had multiple prior convictions.
He was sentenced to 75 years in prison for kidnapping, burglary and attempted murder, among other charges. Authorities had been searching high and low for the warden and the criminal. Vicky White had picked up the inmate from the Lauderdale County jail at the end of April – ostensibly to bring him to court for a psychological examination.
However, the two never arrived at the courthouse and disappeared. It was the last day of work before the jailer retired.
Investigators discovered that the officer had sold her residence and withdrew roughly $90,000 in cash from multiple banks in the region in the weeks leading up to her escape. She purchased an SUV as a getaway vehicle under a false name.
Until that point, the little woman had appeared to live a quiet, tidy existence. Her accused boyfriend, on the other hand, is a 2.06-metre-tall giant deemed “very hazardous” by officials. He has a tattoo depicting a racist prison group, according to the article.