The US authorities have arrested this Monday Casey White, an “extremely dangerous” prisoner who escaped from the Lauderdale jail last April.
He did it with the help of Vicky White, deputy director of the penitentiary center where she was serving a sentence for murder. After days of persecution, the security forces have found them and Vicky has committed suicide, thus putting the end of this supposed love story on the run.
The story goes back to last Friday on April 29, 56-year-old Vicky White’s last day on the job before retirement. The officer informed her co-workers that she was going to escort Casey White to the county courthouse for a scheduled psychological evaluation.
However, that was not his intention, as there was no such evaluation. On May 2, the US authorities issued a search warrant against Vicky accusing her of being an accessory to flight in the first degree. Since then, the police have worked to discover her whereabouts.
The first clues took them to the neighboring state of Tennessee, where they found the vehicle with which the fugitives left Lauderdale. However, it was not until this Monday that the police managed to locate the Whites further north, in Indiana, thanks to the security cameras of a car wash that show a man of 2.06 metersthe same height as Casey, getting out of a 2006 Ford F-06.
The police moved to that point and began a chase against the fugitives. To stop them, they crashed into them, causing minor injuries to both. At this point, Casey has given up, but Vicky has decided to end her life. and shoot himself in the head. The authorities took her to the hospital, but according to the coroner, her injuries were very serious and she lost her life.
Rick Singleton, Lauderdale County Sheriff, has assured that he still does not understand Vicky’s actions: “What the hell prompted her to do a trick like this?”. Despite the death of the former official, the authorities have celebrated the arrest of Casey, the violent and robust 38-year-old criminal. “Today we took a dangerous man off the street. That’s a good thing, not just for our community. That’s a good thing for our country,” said Sheriff Singleton.
Casey White was serving a 75-year prison sentence for attempted murder and other charges at the time of his escape. He was awaiting trial for the stabbing of a 58-year-old woman during a robbery in 2015. If the jury finds him guilty, he could face the death penalty. Casey also confessed to local officials that he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and his sister in 2015 and said he “wanted the police to kill him,” the Marshals Service said.
Vicky White’s family and co-workers have shown their confusion at Vicky and Casey’s relationship from the start. On the other hand, the sheriff of Lauderdale has assured that both had a special relationship and everything indicates that the flight was planned.