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.
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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.”