The two mysteriously disappeared on the 29th of April when officer Vicky White escorted Casey White, who was in the midst of an indictment for two murder charges and robbery, out of the Lauderdale County Jail in Florence, Alabama, for a supposed courthouse appearance, which was later determined to be a ruse. The two were captured by police in a chase that culminated in a crash in Indiana, according to The New York Times.
“The vehicle rolled over and crashed on Monday in Evansville, Ind., about 260 miles north of Lauderdale County, after a chase with the authorities, said Marty Keely, the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Alabama,” reported in the Times. “With the vehicle wrecked, Mr. White surrendered to the authorities.”
Officer White was admitted to hospital immediately for the “self-inflicted” gunshot wound that caused “very serious” injuries. The Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, told reporters that the ex-correction officer had been “in pretty serious shape” because of her injuries.
Officer White was held in the vehicle because of the wound from a gunshot in her neck, as reported by CNN. She later passed away from her injuries after being taken to a hospital.
“Y'all help my wife, she shot herself in the head and I didn't do it,” Casey was reported to have said to police officers on the scene.
On the 29th of April, officer White was escorting Casey out of the jail after she told a booking agent she was going to take Casey for a visit to “the county courthouse a few blocks away for a mental health evaluation,” as reported by the Times. As the deputy director of corrections, Vicky was in charge of transporting prisoners for court appearances, however in this particular instance, there was no court appearance scheduled. In the days leading up to their arrest, The Whites left clues that allowed police to track their trail. The Times reports:
“The corrections officer and the inmate were discovered approximately 220 miles to the north of the facility located in Florence, Ala., which they originally left. They were last seen on the 29th of April at Rogersville, Ala., approximately 24 miles east of Florence”, Mr. Keely said.
They were found in an emerald-colored or copper-colored 2007 Ford S.U.V. that was equipped with Alabama plates, as well as a vehicle that, according to authorities, the two abandoned on a rural highway within Williamson County, Tenn. the same day, they were able to escape.
The abandoned Ford was discovered May 6, with paint buckets in the interior, as per sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County. The duo “probably tried to disguise it,” he said, “but they didn't do a very good job of it.” The patrol car of Officer White was parked in the Florence Square Shopping Center, where the duo had changed vehicles, Sheriff Singleton noted.
As Breitbart News reported earlier, officer White had been staying in the Quality Inn hotel the day prior to fleeing with Casey. The hotel stay was likely a result of her desire to hide her mother's visage prior to helping a prisoner in an attempted jailbreak. How exactly Casey inspired Vicky to help is not known, but police say they were together for about two years.
This image, provided from the U.S. Marshals Service on Sunday, May 1, 2022 depicts the wanted poster of Casey White. White was wanted for murder. White was apprehended Monday following the incident in which Officer White suffered a fatal injury from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a crash involving a vehicle after a police pursuit, reported the U.S. Marshals Service via AP.
“The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that investigators had determined, through interviews with inmates, that Officer White and Mr. White were in a ‘special relationship,'” according to the Times. “Sheriff Singleton in a news conference said, ‘It's obviously a jailhouse romance or something.'”
“Sheriff Singleton told NBC's Today show on May 5 that Officer White and Mr. White had been in a relationship for at least two years, and that the two had been in contact by phone when Mr. White was an inmate at a state prison in Donaldson, Alabama,” the report stated.