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Indiana police released dramatic body camera footage Tuesday of the moment fugitive Casey White was captured.
Police also released footage of officers inspecting an abandoned Ford F-150 at an Evansville car wash and another video of first responders helping Vicky White.
The nationwide manhunt for a double murder suspect and the correctional officer who helped him escape ended in a car chase, crash and death on Monday. Alabama police received a tip on Sunday – one of hundreds – that ultimately proved successful and led to a confrontation with escaped inmate Casey White and Vicky White, the corrections officer.
At a press conference on Tuesday, police revealed they found a treasure trove of weapons inside the couple’s car, along with $29,000 in cash. Officials say the couple planned to have a shootout with police, but were arrested before they could go through with their plan.
A “short” police chase ensued, according to Lauderdale County, Alabama, by Sheriff Rick Singleton, which ended when a U.S. Marshal rammed the couple’s Cadillac. After the accident, Mr White was apprehended, while Mrs White died from a gunshot that was allegedly self-inflicted.
Mr Singleton said no officer fired during the car chase and Mr White showed ‘no remorse’ for Ms White’s death.
Video footage of Casey White leaving the courtroom
Fugitive Casey White was seen leaving the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, Alabama late Tuesday night as the double murder suspect was remanded to state prison after making his first court appearance since being captured following a car chase in Evansville, Indiana on Monday.
At arraignment, Judge Ben Graves advised White that in addition to his murder charges, he would now also be charged with first-degree escape.
White was then transported to William E Donaldson Correctional Center in Bessemer, Alabama, located just over 100 miles south of Lauderdale County.
Johanna ChisholmMay 11, 2022 11:49
Motel owner denies fugitive couple stayed on his property
The owner of the motel – where the Cadillac linked to Vicky White and Casey White was seen – denied seeing the fugitives and claimed he did not know if they were staying on his property.
Paul Shah was quoted as saying by CNN that “I never saw these people on my property.” He did, however, say it was possible they were visiting someone at Motel 41 in Evansville. “Nothing happened in my parking lot,” Mr Shah said, referring to the capture of the two on Monday afternoon.
He said he hadn’t seen the news of the two’s search and was surprised that anything was going on in that area. “This is one of the safest neighborhoods in this city.”
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 10:30 am
The fugitives received help from a third party, according to the first investigations
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said Tuesday that investigations so far indicate the fugitive couple received help from another person to rent a motel in Indiana.
Mr Wedding said White and Vicky White initially tried to check into the motel, ‘but couldn’t get a room because they didn’t have ID’.
The officer said police are still investigating whether the couple paid someone to rent the motel room for them. The room was paid for 14 days.
However, the sheriff explained that “the third person is not being investigated” and that there are no other suspects in the case. “There are no plans to charge anyone else in the investigation at this time.”
Mr Wedding also said it looked like the motel room had been “cleaned up”.
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 10:15 a.m.
Fugitive’s trial for 2015 murder set to begin in June
Casey White’s murder trial will begin in June, we have learned.
After an emergency hearing on Tuesday in the momentous case against White for the 2015 murder of Ridgeway, his son Austin Williams was quoted as saying by CNN that the capture of the fugitive was a “huge relief” and that “it felt like a miracle”.
Mr Williams said: “I’ve been waiting a long time, just waiting a little longer, I think it will be fine. They did the right thing by getting him to Donaldson as soon as possible and I’m looking forward to the trial date.
“It didn’t look very promising at all,” he said. “They had a head start, not a lot of leads and all that and just felt like a really good plan and it turns out they didn’t, which worked, thankfully.”
White escaped from prison in Alabama on April 29 and was captured Monday in Evansville, Indiana.
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 10:00
The fugitive couple had been in Evansville, Indiana since May 3
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said Casey White and Vicky White have been in Evansville since May 3.
The fugitive duo had been on the run for 10 days when they were finally arrested by police on Monday.
Mr Wedding said: ‘It’s hard to believe they’ve been here for so many days, but we’re lucky to have stumbled upon them.’
Casey White was captured by police after a chase and a car accident.
The Alabama prison inmate, who faces double murder charges and was serving a 75-year sentence, was returned to prison.
Lauderdale County, Alabama Sheriff Rick Singleton said “he will be in a cell alone. He’ll be handcuffed and shackled while he’s in this cell and if he wants to sue me for violating his civil rights, so be it. He will never come out of this prison again. I assure you that.
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 09:00
Police release dramatic footage of the moment the fugitive is captured
Police have released dramatic dashcam footage of the moment fugitive Casey White was captured after 10 days on the run.
In the video, Mr White can be seen being arrested by law enforcement and the body of his ‘wife’ – prison guard Vicky White – can be seen being dragged out of their car on Monday.
Footage shows officers approaching the vehicle of the two fugitives and Mr White is exited and asked to kneel down, then can be seen being taken to another cruiser, away from the wreckage of the car.
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 07:45
Coroner’s office confirms prison guard committed suicide
An Indiana coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday that Vicky White, a former corrections officer accused of helping an Alabama inmate escape, committed suicide.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office concluded that Ms White had taken her own life.
Police said the two also had a cache of weapons on them – four handguns and several semi-automatic weapons, including an AR-15. Ms White died after being shot in the head during a dramatic police chase as her inmate lover Casey White surrendered to authorities and is now back in custody.
Mr White is also said to have referred to Ms White as his ‘wife’.
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 07:30
ICYMI: Fugitive correctional officer and inmate Casey White ‘planned to have a shootout with police’
Prison guard Vicky White and capital murder suspect Casey Cole White planned to have a “shootout with police officers” before they were caught and she killed herself, authorities say.
Speaking at a press conference in Indiana on Tuesday, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said the jail lovers “wanted to engage in a firefight with law enforcement.” , but were driven off the road by officers, preventing them from carrying out their plan.
Read Rachel Sharp’s full story here:
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 07:00
ICYMI: Fugitive called prison guard his ‘wife’
Casey White, the Alabama prison fugitive who was captured by police on Monday afternoon after a chase and a car accident, has called prison guard Vicky White his “wife.”
The 56-year-old fugitive, immediately after his arrest, told officers he was innocent of causing Ms White’s injuries, US Marshal Marty Keeley told CNN Monday night.
“You’re helping my wife, she shot herself in the head and I didn’t,” he said, according to police.
Ms White later died in hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 06:30
ICYMI: Prison guard White died in hospital from self-inflicted gunshot wounds
Missing prison guard Vicky White died in hospital on Monday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, hours after a car chase with law enforcement officers.
She had been on the run with inmate Casey White, a murder suspect, for 10 days.
Police say Ms White was taken to hospital after a short chase on Monday afternoon that ended in a car crash near Evansville, Indiana.
Read Graeme Massie’s full story here:
Maroosha MuzaffarMay 11, 2022 06:00