Escaped Alabama Inmate, Corrections Officer Apprehended in Indiana

Authorities apprehended escaped Alabama inmate Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White after a car chase in Evansville, Indiana on May 9, ending a 10-day manhunt.

Casey, 38, and Vicky, 56, who are not related to each other, led police on a car chase after they were spotted at a hotel days after they fled the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29.

The car chase ended with a wreck, according to Indiana authorities.

Vicky was hospitalized for a self-inflicted gunshot wound but later died.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said that the chase only lasted a few minutes.

Earlier, United States Marshals Service (USMS) said that investigators were at Evansville following a tip that a 2006 Ford F-150 believed to have been used by Casey and White had been found at a car wash on May 3.

The USMS released photos of whom they believe was Casey at the car wash on the evening of May 8.

The owners of the car wash provided authorities with the footage captured by a security camera.

At the time of his escape, Casey was facing murder charges for allegedly stabbing a woman to death in 2015, authorities said.

Authorities believe Vicky, who had been described as a star employee at the county jail prior to the escape, willingly participated in the escape, which took place on the last day before her retirement.

Vicky is believed to have been in what Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton described as a “jailhouse romance” with Casey for the last two years.

Vicky has been charged with forgery and identity theft for allegedly using an alias to buy the Ford Edge in the plot to escape, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office said.

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