An Alabama homicide suspect was captured and helped to escape by the prison owner, who shot himself Monday after a 10-day search that ended with a car chase in Indiana, officials said. Happened.
Officers told reporters on Monday evening that prison honoree Vicky White was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and inmate Casey Cole White was in custody when the couple was tracked to a hotel on a civilian tip law enforcement Was.
Evansville Sheriff Dave Wedding said when the suspects were discovered they fled in a black Cadillac, resulting in a chase.
During a speeding chase it collided with a US Marshal Services truck, causing the vehicle to crash.
“When this happened, the female driver of the vehicle shot herself and the passenger was injured,” Wedding said at the press conference.
“His injuries are very serious. I don’t know the exact extent.
“It’s hard to believe they’ve been here for so long but we’re glad we stumbled upon them today.”
Vicky was unable to escape from his injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The marriage told that Vicky was driving the car.
As WVTM 13 reports, the couple’s dramatic capture came after the US Marshals released photos of a dark 2006 Ford F-150 that had been abandoned in Evansville, Indiana.
Snaps taken at a car wash on Tuesday showed a man in a baseball cap and Casey sunglasses.
Also on Monday, Vicky was charged with advanced charges of second-degree forgery and identity theft, allegedly using a nickname to buy the distinctive getaway car – an orange 2007 Ford Edge.
That car was later dumped on a rural road in College Grove, Tenn. Just hours after his alleged escape on April 29. Lauderdale County Sheriff Singleton said the car was abandoned due to mechanical issues.
Chad Hunt, commander of the US Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told WAAY that the search for the duo’s getaway car in Williamson County, Tennessee, gave officers a more specific area to focus when trying to hunt them down. Was.
“Even though we are still seven days after the fact the vehicle was dumped, we have that foundation, we have that springboard starting point,” Hunt told WAAY.
He said that before the Ford Edge was located, he was forced to search in every direction.
“Now we have that direction and so are all of our resources until we have another direction to go,” he told the outlet.
Meanwhile, Dale Bryant, Casey’s former attorney, said the prisoner “is suffering from mental illness.”
“When he’s on medication and in a supervised environment … he’s a decent person,” Bryant told the station. “When he gets out of captivity, he is unable to stay on his medication and he also self-medicates by smoking methamphetamine or taking other illegal substances.”
On the saga of former prison boss Vicky White and escaped prisoner Casey White
Casey escaped from the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29 with Vicky, 56, the former assistant director of corrections.
Singleton has called the pair’s relationship a “jailhouse romance”.
Vicky told coworkers that she was taking Casey to the courthouse for a mental health evaluation, but an appointment was never scheduled.
Instead, she left the police cruiser she was driving and is believed to have run into a Ford Edge with Casey sometime earlier that day. He had recently submitted his retirement papers and sold his home in Lexington.