EVANSVILLE, IN – Murder suspect and escaped inmate Casey White, after being the subject of a massive manhunt for the past 11 days, was captured in Evansville, Indiana on Monday, along with accomplice and Florence, Alabama jail employee Vicky White, who died after a self-inflicted gun wound.
Casey White, 38, was seen on surveillance video on April 29 being escorted out of the Lauderdale County jail in Florence by Vicky White, 56 – with whom he shares no relation – under the pretense that Vicky was bringing Casey for a “mental health evaluation.” Instead the two – who reportedly shared a “special relationship” for the past two years – fled together and went on the lam.
Casey was originally charged in September 2020 with capital murder after it was alleged that he had stabbed Connie Ridgeway to death; at the time of his imprisonment, he was serving a 75-year sentence in connection with a series of crimes he committed in 2015, including home invasion and carjacking.
While on the run – Vicky had reportedly sold her home for $100,000 and cleared out her bank account prior to the jailbreak – the two were eventually spotted at an Evansville hotel, and they soon led responding police on a car chase that only lasted “a few minutes” and that ended when Vicky crashed the Cadillac she had been driving.
Bystander video captured the wrecked vehicle and the arrest of Casey and Vicky, with authorities revealing that the former corrections officer had been hospitalized with “very serious” injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; she later succumbed to her injuries and died later that day, police say.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Monday that the capture of Casey – a 6-foot-9-inch, 330 pound behemoth with ties to white supremacist prison gangs was considered armed and dangerous – and that local residents could now breathe easier.
“We got a dangerous man off the street today,” Singleton said at a press conference. “He’s not getting out of this jail again. I assure you that.”