Manhunt Ends for in Indiana For Alabama Inmate and Corrections Officer
EVANSVILLE - MAY 9, 2022 - The manhunt for an Alabama inmate who escaped, and a wanted corrections officer who assisted him has ended.
U.S. Marshal's Service tracked down Casey White, 38 and Vicky White, 56, in a vehicle in Evansville.
According to reports Casey was driving and Vicky was a passenger. The manhunt ended in a pursuit with a heavy police presence near the Evansville airport.
Vicky White was taken to the hospital after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
White was pronounced dead at 7:00 p.m. at Deaconess Midtown Hospital and an autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.
Casey White was injured from the car accident with non-life-threatening injuries. The two have the same last names however, they are not related.
U.S. Marshal's Service were in Evansville after a tip that a vehicle allegedly taken by the couple were abandoned in the area. Sullivan County Indiana, Sheriff's Department put out alerts on Sunday that the couple may be in the Indiana area heading towards the Elkhart area.
The tip indicated that a 2006 Ford F-150 had been discovered at a car wash in the South Weinbach Avenue area. The time stamp from the video matched the description of Casey White, including his tattoo on his right forearm.
Vicky White is accused of helping Casey White escape from the Lauderdale County Detention Center on April 29th. She told collogues she was taking him to the courthouse for a mental evaluation that later was determined not to be scheduled.
In surveillance footage released by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department showed that Vicky White stayed at a hotel the night of the escape. The SUV the pair used parked nearby.
According to police, two days before the escape Vicky White purchased the rust colored 2007 Edge which was later discovered in Willamson County, TN. The vehicle was abandoned in a rural area of Smithson Road and Banner Adams Road and was ditched Friday, the same day the two fled.
A local towing company alerted the police that they towed the vehicle. The SUV was returned to the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department on Monday May 9th. According to the Sheriff the pair tried to spray paint it a green color.
Casey White is charged with capital murder, accused of a stabbing and was already serving a life sentence for a 2015 crime spree in Tennessee.
The U.S. Marshal Service, Indiana State Police, Vanderburg County Sheriff's Department and Evansville Police Department assisted in the apprehension of Casey White.
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