September 25, 2022
Alabama prisoner called corrections officer on possible escape plan: Sheriff

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prisoner who has been escaped With the help of a prison supervisor, who later killed himself in Indiana, shared nearly 1,000 phone calls with the woman before the breakout, the news outlet reported.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Casey White and Vicky White, who were not related, may have planned their escape over the phone, but officers must listen to each of the 949 calls before making a determination.

Authorities have said the two were in a romantic relationship and Singleton said that at least some of the calls were sexual in nature.

The sheriff said the phone calls came after Casey White was transferred from the Lauderdale County Jail to the state prison, where he was held until his return to Lauderdale County, before escaping.

Casey White walked out of the county jail in handcuffs in April with assistant corrections director, Vicky White, leading the pair to an 11-day search. On the day of the escape, 56-year-old Vicky White told coworkers that she was driving the prisoner for a mental health evaluation.

The two were eventually traced to Evansville, Indiana, where Casey White was captured. Authorities said Vicky White shot himself in the head before arresting the man.

Casey White, who had been jailed for capital murder at the time of his escape and was also serving time on other sentences, was charged with escape and murder in the death of a woman. Defense has filed documents suggesting Vicky White was in charge of the escape, and Casey White’s mother has said she didn’t know what was going on.

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