A prisoner escapes with a guard at his side, the country is perplexed: is she his accomplice? After a week and a half and a seemingly rocky chase, the two are caught up – the woman dies soon after.
After a week and a half of a manhunt, US police have arrested a murder suspect and a correctional officer who allegedly helped him escape. Casey White, 38, and Vicky White, 56, – who are not related – were arrested in Indiana on Monday after a pursuit, Lauderdale County, Alabama Sheriff Rick Singleton said. At the end of the chase, according to media reports, there was an accident and Vicky White was taken to hospital. She eventually died there. The cause was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, it was later said.
Citing previous information from the sheriff, broadcaster CNN reported a possible romantic relationship between Casey White and Vicky White, who reportedly met in 2020. Singleton said Monday: “We pulled a dangerous man off the streets today. He will never see the light of day again.” Casey White was serving a 75-year sentence for a wide range of offenses when he escaped from Lauderdale County Jail, police say. He was also charged with the murder of a 58-year-old woman.
Vicky White is accused of helping to escape and faces up to ten years in prison. “She has some answers for us,” Singleton said. According to the sheriff, a tip from the public led to the arrest. Casey White had a $10,000 bounty on her head and Vicky White had a $5,000 bounty on her head. They had been wanted across the country since April 29. Police warned they were dangerous and could be armed. CNN reported that prior to the escape, Vicky White said she was taking Casey White from jail to court – they never got there. Shortly before, the 58-year-old had sold her home well below market value.