Vicky White reportedly went shopping for men’s clothing and visited a sex toy store before helping her prisoner boyfriend escape – leading to an 11-day search that ended in his suicide and his possession.
Details about former Alabama prison Honcho’s shopping spree emerged during an extensive interview US Marshal Marty Keely told of his unfortunate adventure with Casey White.
At first, officers believed the murder suspect may have kidnapped Vicki, the Lauderdale County Assistant Director of Corrections, but soon realized her cover story about taking her to a mental health evaluation.
Keeley and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force then swung into action and began collecting leads.
The first break came when a fellow prison employee reported that Vicky had called and asked to be picked up at an Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Florence, Alabama.
He said he had locked his keys in his car and needed a ride to work, Kelly said.
In the parking lot of the store, investigators found the patrol car in which Vicky had left the sheriff’s office a few hours earlier with Casey handcuffed and in the back seat, he said.
It was also where surveillance footage shows he staged the orange escapee Ford Edge that he had bought for cash a few days earlier.
Vicky had already sold his home for $95,000, well below market value, sold his car and filed for retirement, Keeley said.
He had also purchased an AR-15 assault rifle and a shotgun to add to his 9mm service semi-automatic and .45-caliber handguns.
According to the news outlet, investigators later learned that Vicky had bought men’s clothing from a local Kohl’s department store and had also visited a store that sold sex toys.
Two law enforcement officers said Vicky had left prison with Casey before, which investigators believe was a dry run for the escape.
Officials told the outlet on condition of anonymity that she took him out of the lockup for about 40 minutes.
However, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton denied that account in an interview with NewsNation, saying that there was no evidence that Vicky had previously bailed Casey out of prison.
Before long, the pair of Bonnie and Clyde had made it out of state and were about 200 miles apart.
Kelly said the tips started to flow, but a Tennessee tow truck driver didn’t report that he had towed a Ford Edge three or four days earlier and it was still in his tow yard, nothing by then. Out.
The next break came when a homeowner in rural Tennessee recognized a photo of Casey and helped officers piece together what had happened.
He told the police that he had sold a Ford F-150 pickup truck to Vicky for cash. According to Kelly, he didn’t have a license plate, but he didn’t care, the man told investigators.
“He says, ‘Yeah, I sold him a truck,'” Kelly said of the landlord. “And so, we learned that he sold her a truck on the same day they fled the Lauderdale County Correctional Facility. And it was only hours after they had escaped.”
During the sale, a woman in an orange Ford pulled over and the two left each other behind, said the landlord, who provided the pickup truck’s vehicle identification number, according to Kelly.
The two left the Ford Edge and made their way to Evansville, Indiana, where Casey dropped off the pickup at the car wash.
He then paid a homeless man to rent a motel room to him, paying in cash for his 14-day stay. They were living in the motel under aliases and had bought a third getaway vehicle, a Cadillac sedan.
The car wash manager first noticed the abandoned truck on May 3 and found that the vehicle was still there the next morning. A police officer investigating it determined that the vehicle was not stolen and that there was nothing they could do.
Another break came on Sunday as the officer wrote down the VIN in a report and Keeley’s team saw it. His runaway team landed on Evansville, working with fellow deputy marshals in Indiana.
The team eventually found the Cadillac at Motel 41 and kept it under observation.
Kelly said that Vicky soon emerged with his 6-foot-9 beau in a wig. They got into the car and followed them secretly with the marshals – but the officers were noticed, according to Keeley.
The brief chase ended when officers hit the car, which overturned.
“The airbags will go off and kill us!” Vicky is heard screaming at the 911 call as she tells Casey they should run. “Bring us back to the hotel f—-!”
A few seconds later, he pointed a gun at himself.
“Please help my wife, she just shot herself in the head,” Kelly said as Casey yelled. It is not clear why he called Vicky his wife.
Vicky was pronounced dead at a hospital and Casey was returned to Alabama on Tuesday night.
post with wires