Hunt for Suspects in Alabama Prison Escape Ends in Evansville
The corrections officer accused of helping the inmate escape is dead
A multi-state hunt for two fugitives from Alabama has come to a deadly end in Vanderburgh County. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:
Casey White and Vicky White, who were accused of staging an escape from an Alabama prison, were stopped after a brief pursuit on Highway 41 Monday afternoon.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said U.S. marshals and sheriff's deputies "intercepted" a car containing the two suspects, and the marshals collided with the vehicle near Baumgart Road.
Police said Vicky White, a former corrections officer who allegedly helped convicted felon Casey White escape, apparently shot herself after the pursuit ended.
Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said the 56-year-old White later died at Deaconess Hospital. He said an autopsy was scheduled for later Tuesday.
Casey White – who is not related to Vicky White -- was treated for injuries suffered in the crash.
Authorities said Vicky White drove to the Lauderdale County Detention Center in Florence, Alabama on April 29th, telling colleagues she was taking inmate Casey White to a mental evaluation.
But police later determined there was no evaluation scheduled.
Officers found the police cruiser used by Vicky White abandoned not far the jail.
An SUV purchased by her was later impounded in rural Tennessee. Another vehicle linked to the pair was found in Evansville on Sunday.
Casey White was serving a 75-year prison sentence for kidnapping and attempted murder.
He also confessed to a 2015 killing.