Amid the continuing manhunt, investigators have not too long ago discovered that corrections officer Vicky White stayed at a lodge, which is situated near the place a getaway automobile was parked, the night time earlier than she assisted capital homicide suspect Casey White escape from jail.
While talking with native Alabama information station WHNT-TV on Thursday, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton stated Vicky White spent the night time at a lodge situated close to Florence Boulevard, simply earlier than the 2 disappeared from the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29. Even although the 2 have the identical final title, they aren’t associated, in keeping with authorities.
The sheriff additionally instructed the station that the 2007 “orange or copper colored” Ford Edge, that the pair is believed to be at present touring in, was discovered parked in quite a bit that was close to the lodge that the corrections officer stayed in on the night time of April 28. Investigators additionally launched a video displaying Vicky White’s squad automobile driving previous a gasoline station close to Florence Boulevard. The squad automobile was finally deserted in the identical car parking zone that the 2007 Ford Edge was parked the night time prior, Singleton instructed WHNT-TV.
The U.S. Marshals Service can be providing rewards for the arrests of each Casey White ($10,000) and Vicky White ($5,000).
Prior to his escape, Casey White was detained within the Lauderdale County Jail forward of his upcoming court docket date for capital homicide expenses, following the deadly stabbing of 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway in September 2020.
“He was already serving a 75-year sentence for a 2015 crime spree that involved home invasion, carjacking, and a police chase. White confessed to the murder and was awaiting trial at the Lauderdale County Jail when he disappeared,” the U.S. Marshals Service stated.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Vicky White bought her residence a month in the past, and has been dwelling together with her mom ever since.
Singleton was additionally requested by WHNT-TV why he thinks the corrections officer stayed in a lodge the night time earlier than the escape. “This is just basically, strictly, my own opinion,” the sheriff stated. “I think she didn’t want to face her mother that morning, knowing that she was going to leave.”
Singleton additionally speculated that the pair shouldn’t be more likely to nonetheless be within the close by space. “Of course, they could be right down the street, you know how that is. If I knew where they were at, that’s where we would be. But my gut feeling is that they’re out of this area,” he stated.
Newsweek reached out to the U.S. Marshals Service for remark.
WHNT-TV additionally spoke with Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly who stated that Casey White and Vicky White will face expenses for the escape as soon as they’re discovered.
“He’s going to be charged with escape in the first degree, which is a (Class) B felony,” Connolly stated, noting that these expenses will likely be on high of those he is already dealing with. “She can be charged as an accomplice to that as well. Plus, there’s a separate charge against her for aiding in the escape.”