Newly released police dashcam footage captured the moment fugitive Alabama convict Casey White was arrested following a savage police chase that ended in the suicide of his fugitive girlfriend in prison.
Evansville police posted the nearly two-minute clip to Facebook Tuesday night, showing a patrol car race to the lot where the couple’s last getaway car, a Cadillac, crashed in Evansville on Monday, Indiana.
About 10 law enforcement personnel were at the scene after U.S. Marshals rammed the car, causing it to veer into a ditch and flip onto its side, footage shows.
Multiple authorities were restraining White, 38, to the ground before picking him up and driving him in handcuffs to the squad car in Evansville, the video showed.
Two cops then bent the towering 6’9″ 330-pound man onto the hood of the car and held him down as they searched him, as a fire truck arrived on the scene behind him.
White, wearing a white t-shirt under a blue button-up shirt, sunglasses and black pants, didn’t seem to resist arrest.
He turned himself in after his girlfriend Vicky White, 56, killed herself by turning the gun on herself as cops closed in, police say.
The confrontation could have been much bloodier, authorities said. Four handguns and an AR-15 were found inside the car and the fugitives planned to have a shootout with cops but reconsidered at the last moment, officials said.
Video of the arrest was released shortly before Casey was extradited to Alabama for arraignment Tuesday night, NewsNation reported.
The duo Bonnie and Clyde – who are not related – had been on the loose for 11 days, after Vicky abused her position as Deputy Director of Lauderdale County Corrections by fabricating a courthouse appointment for Casey and saying she would drive him there, officials said.
The prison lovebirds left at 9:30 a.m. on April 29, abandoned White’s police cruiser in a parking lot and took off in an orange 2007 Ford Edge, which she had purchased under an alias, officials said.
It wasn’t until six hours later that prison officials realized something had gone horribly wrong; by then, the couple had abandoned their vehicle in rural Tennessee and purchased a truck that would take them to a Motel 41 in Evansville.
A series of forced errors led cops to close in on the fugitives on Monday, which led to Casey’s capture.
Casey was serving a 75-year prison sentence for a series of crimes in 2015 involving attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.
In 2020, he confessed to murder and was transferred to Lauderdale County to face new charges.
Investigators said he claimed he was hired to kill Connie Ridgeway in 2015 and knew unpublished details of the murder. Her mother told the Post that her confession was false.
“He wrote a letter to say he murdered that woman but he didn’t really kill her, he just did that to get back here…He just wanted out of that jail because it was so bad and there was no food,” said Connie White.