The prisoner who walked out of an Alabama jail in handcuffs with a corrections official, prompting a manhunt that came to a bloody end in Indiana, was in the woman’s “care and custody” the entire time, his attorneys said in revealing their potential legal defense to an escape charge.
Dramatic new dash cam video shows the moment escaped inmate Casey White was captured in Indiana. Appearing in court for the first time, he has been formally charged with escape in the first degree. An autopsy confirmed accomplice Vicky White died after she shot herself in the head before police moved in. NBC’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports for TODAY.
The Evansville Police Department in Indiana released dashcam and bodycam video of law enforcement apprehending Alabama inmate Casey White on May 9. The second video shows first responders pulling former Alabama corrections officer and deputy Vicky White from a wrecked vehicle on Monday, May 9. Authorities said she shot herself and died later that evening.
Alabama murder suspect Casey White was taken to a maximum security prison after 12 days on the run. Just-released police bodycam video shows the 6-foot-9 White being taken into custody and searched over the hood of a patrol car in Indiana. His accomplice, prison guard Vicky White, shot herself inside the car following a high-speed chase. She died shortly afterwards in a hospital, and her death was ruled a suicide.
Authorities finally caught up to escaped convict Casey White and guard Vicky White, who officials said helped him escape an Alabama prison. After 11 days on the lam, the pair were captured, following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash. Vicky White was hospitalized for injuries from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and died Monday night, officials said. The final pursuit started moments after they made a break from an Indiana motel where they had been staying.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton says Vicky White’s death is sad, but not a surprise.
“Knowing Vicky and what she’d be facing coming back — and more than facing the charges, facing her family and coworkers — I was just concerned that would really weigh on her and if it came down to a situation like it did today this would be the result.”
The search for escaped inmate Casey White and his apparent accomplice, corrections officer Vicky White, has come to an end. But Vicky White died by suicide in her last moments before officers got to her, and now, her sheriff is resigned to the possibility he may never really know why his best employee was in on it.
Lauderdale County, Alabama Sheriff Rick Singleton speaks out on NewsNation’s “Banfield.”
Security cameras in a car wash in Evansville, Indiana, captured the image of a man believed to be Casey White. White is on the run after escaping jail in Alabama. The photos, released by U.S. Marshalls, show a man who resembles the hulking murder suspect, who stands 6 feet, 9 inches tall. The tattoos on his right arm also seem to be a match. The figure in the video was clean-shaven and wore a hat and sunglasses. Prison guard Vicki White, who authorities say helped Casey White escape, was not seen in the footage.
A manhunt that started in Alabama has now crossed state lines into Tennessee after authorities say they found the car they believe was use in the getaway of a missing corrections officer and escaped inmate. Authorities say the two were romantically linked, in a “special relationship” that has now taken them off the map. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for Saturday TODAY.