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Capital murder suspect Casey White is likely to face new charges following his prison break, according to the DA prosecuting his case.
In the aftermath of his 10-day evasion — made possible with the help of correctional officer Vicky White, who died by suicide during a police chase — more details have emerged about how the couple managed to stay under the radar for more than week.
Dramatic police footage captured the moment a nationwide manhunt ended in Indiana earlier this week after White, an inmate serving a 75-year sentence for attempted murder, was apprehended and his 56-year-old lover Ms White’s body was pulled from a wrecked vehicle. She died from what a coroner ruled to be a self-inflicted shooting wound.
A chilling 911 call released following the crash revealed Ms White telling the capital murder suspect: “Let’s get out and run”. She also appeared to blame White for wanting to stay “at a f****** motel” moments before their crash.
An investigation into the ordeal is still ongoing as police face mounting questions over how the fugitives evaded capture for over a week.
Fugitives had ‘no long-term plan’
Despite the extensive planning that went into the initial escape, Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly told The Independent that the fugitive couple appeared to have no long-term plan for their future together.
DA Connolly, who worked closely with Ms White for the last 17 years, said he was shocked to discover a lack of planning in the aftermath of the 29 April escape.
“It’s a little surprising to me that she didn’t have any long-term plan about what they were going to do after they got out,” he said.
“It doesn’t seem like there was any long-term plan.”
After 10 days on the run and a headstart on law enforcement, he said it was “shocking” to find them just four hours away from Florence, Alabama, in Evansville, Indiana.
The couple had spent most of their time on the run at a motel in the town where they had paid a homeless man to check them in for a 14-night stay back on 3 May.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff told reporters after their arrest that the Whites were “just trying to find a place to hide out and lay low”.
“They thought [they] had driven long enough that they wanted to stop for a while, get their bearings straight and then figure out their next place to travel,” he said.
The couple appeared to have already burned through most of their cash, with just $29,000 cash found inside the couple’s car – out of the $90,000 Ms White had withdrawn from her bank accounts before going on the run.
Rachel Sharp16 May 2022 14:55
Vicky White’s ex-husband died just three months before prison break
Vicky White’s first and only husband died just three months before she staged a dramatic prison break that ended with her death.
Ms White, 56, was married to Tommy White for around five years until they divorces in 2006.
Tommy’s mother Frances White told The Independent that the marriage came to an end due to Tommy’s issues with alcohol and drug addiction.
Frances, 88, said she couldn’t fault Ms White for ending the relationship saying that she “had a hard time” with her son.
Despite the divorce, Frances said she stayed close to her former daughter-in-law.
Ms White and her ex-husband also remained friends right up until his death at the age of 62 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease in January.
“They stayed friends after the divorce and would talk to each other on the telephone until he couldn’t talk anymore because of the Parkinson’s,” she said.
It was just three months after his death that Ms White helped her jailhouse lover escape.
According to Sheriff Singleton, the corrections officer and the inmate had been in a romantic relationship for the last two years.
Frances said that, if her son was still alive, he would not have believed her capable of doing something like this.
“He wouldn’t have thought she would do anything like this,” she said.
Rachel Sharp16 May 2022 14:10
Everything we know about dead Alabama prison officer and murder suspect she disappeared with
The US Marshals Service captured Casey White on Monday last week after receiving a tip on the Indiana location of the couple — Casey White and prison guard Vicky White.
In the aftermath of Casey White’s 10-day prison break — made possible with the help of the correctional officer, who died by suicide during a police chase — more details have emerged about how the couple managed to stay under the radar for so long.
Read more on what we know about the case so far:
Maroosha Muzaffar16 May 2022 08:30
From employee of the year to fugitive: Unanswered questions Vicky White takes to the grave
Former mother-in-law Frances White and longtime colleague Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly tell Rachel Sharp why the community is struggling to reconcile the model employee and “really nice person” they knew with the Vicky White who was at the centre of a dramatic – and fatal – manhunt.
Read the full story here:
Maroosha Muzaffar16 May 2022 07:30
Casey White devastated as prison guard ‘wife’ Vicky White is buried
Casey White is devastated over the loss of his prison “wife,” after Vicky White shot herself on Monday as police closed in on the couple during a car chase.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he was crying and saying he couldn’t believe she was gone,” Connie Moore, Mr White’s mother said, adding that Ms White was “really, really good to him–just being there for him, talking with him. They had a real thing.”
Read the full story here:
Maroosha Muzaffar16 May 2022 06:30
Police phone call recordings show relationship between guard Vicky White and Alabama inmate Casey White
Recorded jailhouse phone calls between Vicky White and Casey White help prove the prison guard was having a relationship with the Alabama inmate before the two went on the run, according to police.
Lauderdale County sheriff, Rick Singleton said: “You think you know someone. And it turns out you really don’t know them at all.”
Read the full story by Josh Marcus here:
Maroosha Muzaffar16 May 2022 05:30
Vicky White’s family still in disbelief over prison escape
Vicky White’s former mother-in-law has said that she “can’t understand” why the “really nice” person she knew for almost her entire life would have gone on the run with a dangerous inmate before shooting herself dead.
Frances White told The Independent that “it just makes you sick” knowing that the 56-year-old corrections officer who was once married to her son wound up at the centre of a well-planned prison escape and nationwide manhunt with a convict accused of stabbing a 58-year-old mother-of-two to death.
“This just makes you sick. I can’t understand why she did this,” she said.
Josh Marcus16 May 2022 04:30
What a 911 call reveals about Vicky White’s final moments
The audio, released on Tuesday night, reveals the 56-year-old’s final moments and the last words she said to Casey Cole White, the 38-year-old convict who she allegedly helped break out of jail and went on the run with for 10 days.
The Whites, who are not related or married and are said to have been in a relationship for the last two years, were finally tracked down to Evansville, Indiana, on Monday following a huge, national manhunt.
Josh Marcus16 May 2022 03:30
WATCH: The moment police caught up with Casey and Vicky White
Dramatic police footage has been released of the moment that capital murder suspect Casey Cole White was captured and his prison guard lover Vicky White’s body was pulled from their vehicle with a gun still in her hand.
Evansville Police Department shared the footage on Tuesday night as the coroner ruled the 56-year-old corrections officer’s death a suicide and the 38-year-old career criminal was sent back to Alabama to face charges.
Bodycam footage shows moment fugitive Casey White is captured
Shocking 911 audio also revealed that Ms White was on the phone to a 911 dispatcher at the time of the crash and urged her lover of two years “let’s get out and run” moments before apparently shooting herself in the head.
For more context on the footage, here’s our story.
Josh Marcus16 May 2022 02:30
What’s next for Casey White after re-arrest?
Prosecutors have not ruled out the possibility that Alabama escapee Casey White will face charges over the death of his jailhouse lover Vicky White.
“I intend to prosecute him both for the capital murder and the escape and other related charges that we are looking at,” he said.
Josh Marcus16 May 2022 01:30