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Indiana police released dramatic bodycam footage on Tuesday of the moment fugitive Casey White was captured.
The police also released footage of officers inspecting an abandoned Ford F-150 at an Evansville car wash and another video of first responders rendering aid to Vicky White.
The nationwide manhunt for a double murder suspect and the correctional officer who helped him escape ended with car chase, a crash, and a fatality on Monday. Alabama police received a tip on Sunday — one of hundreds — that ultimately proved fruitful and led to a confrontation with escaped inmate Casey White and Vicky White, the corrections officer.
During a press conference on Tuesday, police revealed that they found a trove of weapons inside the couple’s car, as well as $29,000 in cash. According to officials, the couple planned to have a shootout with police, but were stopped before they could bring their plan to fruition.
A “short” police chase ensued, according to Lauderdale County, Alabama, Sheriff Rick Singleton, which ended when a US Marshal smashed into the pair’s Cadillac. After the crash, Mr White was apprehended, while Ms White died following a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot.
Mr Singleton said no officers fired a shot during the car chase, and that Mr White showed “no remorse” over Ms White’s death.
Police release dramatic footage of the moment 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 taken into custody by the law enforcement officials and the body of his “wife” — the prison guard Vicky White — can be seen being dragged from their car on Monday.
The footage shows officers closing on the two fugitive’s vehicle and Mr White is taken out and asked to kneel and then can be seen being taken to another cruiser, away from the car wreck.
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 07:45
Coroner’s office confirms prison guard died by suicide
An Indiana coroner’s office confirmed on Tuesday that Vicky White, ex-corrections officer accused of helping an Alabama inmate escape, died by suicide.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office concluded that Ms White killed herself.
Police had said that the two had a cache of weapons on them as well — four handguns and several semi-automatic weapons, including an AR-15.Ms White died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head during a dramatic police chase while her inmate lover Casey White surrendered to authorities and is now back in custody.
Mr White had allegedly also referred to Ms White as his “wife.”
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 07:30
ICYMI: Fugitive corrections officer and inmate Casey White ‘planned to have shootout with police’
Prison guard Vicky White and capital murder suspect Casey Cole White were planning to have a “shootout with police officers” before he was captured and she shot herself dead, according to authorities.
Speaking at a press conference in Indiana on Tuesday, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said that the jailhouse lovers “wanted to engage in a shootout with law enforcement” but they were rammed off the road by officers, preventing them from carrying out their plan.
Read the full story by Rachel Sharp here:
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 07:00
ICYMI: Fugitive called the prison guard his ‘wife’
Casey White, the Alabama prison fugitive who was captured by police on Monday afternoon after a chase and a car crash, called the prison guard Vicky White his “wife.”
The 56-year-old fugitive, immediately after his arrest, told officers that he was innocent of causing Ms White’s injuries, US Marshal Marty Keeley told CNN on Monday night.
“Y’all help my wife, she shot herself in the head and I didn’t do it,” he said, according to police.
Ms White later died at hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 06:30
ICYMI: Prison guard White died in hospital from self-inflicted gunshot wounds
Missing prison guard Vicky White died in hospital late on Monday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, hours after a car chase with law enforcement officers.
She had been on the run with prison inmate Casey White, a murder suspect, for 10 days.
Police said that Ms White was taken to hospital after a short chase on Monday afternoon that ended with a car crash near Evansville, Indiana.
Read the full story by Graeme Massie here:
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 06:00
ICYMI: Surveillance footage shows Vicky White at hotel
Newly released surveillance footage shows Alabama corrections officer Vicky White at a hotel just hours before she vanished with the capital murder suspect with whom she had allegedly been in a “special relationship” for the last two years.
Read the full story by Rachel Sharp here:
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 05:30
How Alabama inmate Casey White and guard Vicky White stayed on the run for 10 days amid nationwide manhunt
Double murder suspect Casey White managed to evade police for 10 days thanks to the help of correctional officer Vicky White, who broke him out of jail.
Though their escape ended Monday with a flipped car and Ms White dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, they were able to keep off police radar for more than a week.
How did the couple manage to stay on the run for as long as they did?
Rachel Sharp has the details in her story below:
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 04:59
Police defend investigation after car wash owner says officers didn’t take tip seriously
Officials have sought to defend their search for the fugitive lovers after the owner of an Indiana car wash said police didn’t take him seriously when he first reported the couple’s abandoned vehicle last week.
James Stinson told NewsNationNow that he noticed the 2006 Ford F-15 abandoned at Weinbach Car Wash last week.
Mr Stinson said he noticed that the pickup truck had Tennessee licence plates and alerted authorities.
But when an officer arrived on the scene they said they couldn’t do anything as the vehicle hadn’t been reported stolen, he said.
The business owner had the vehicle towed away himself last Wednesday.
It was Sunday when he was finally contacted by the US Marshals Service about the truck and Mr Stinson checked his surveillance footage, finding White on video at his business last Tuesday.
On Monday, officials released the images and confirmed the truck as belonging to the fugitives.
In Tuesday’s press conference, officials defended their actions saying that an officer ran the plate back on 2 May during routine patrols of parking lots but because it wasn’t reported as stolen didn’t take action.
When the car wash owner also reported the vehicle two days later, the officer told him he would have to wait 48 hours before it could be towed or he could remove it on his own.
At that time, officials said there was no indication it was connected to the fugitives on the run from Alabama.
Rachel Sharp11 May 2022 04:30
Fugitive couple’s end goal
What was the end goal for double murder suspect Casey White and correctional officer Vicky White, who helped him escape?
According to police, it was to have a shoot out.
Rachel Sharp has more on the couple’s plan in her story below:
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 03:30
Police said the fugitive’s plan was ‘faulty’
Law enforcement officials said double murder suspect Casey White and correctional officer Vicky White’s plan to evade police and potentially get into a shoot out with them was poorly thought out.
Asked about what the suspects’ plan was after fleeing the correctional facility, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding told reporters that the “criminals” had a “faulty” plan.
Graig Graziosi11 May 2022 02:30