US law enforcement has on Monday commenced search for an Alabama murder suspect and a female corrections officer who authorities say participated in his escape, warning that both individuals were extremely dangerous.
Early on Friday, inmate Casey White and officer Vicky White — who are not related — both left Lauderdale County Jail where he was being held to face murder charges.
Vicky White told colleagues they were headed to court for a psychological evaluation of the prisoner.
They never arrived, and suspicion rapidly grew that the two Whites had committed a brazen escape.
On Monday, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton told reporters that an arrest warrant had been issued for Vicky White “for permitting or facilitating an escape” of an inmate.
He said Casey White, 38, was “handcuffed and shackled” as he was put into a squad car, and that the corrections officer convinced colleagues she was the only firearm-certified officer available to transport White
He said Casey White, 38, was “handcuffed and shackled” as he was put into a squad car, and that the corrections officer convinced colleagues she was the only firearm-certified officer available to transport White.
Singleton said there was “absolutely” a possibility the two were romantically linked and that authorities were investigating any connections between them.
Singleton speaking of officer White said;
“We know she participated in the escape. Whether she did that willingly, or if she was coerced or threatened somehow to participate in this escape, not really sure.”
US Marshals Service, a federal agency that assists in searches for violent fugitives, has deemed Casey White a “serious threat” to the public and to the corrections officer, and has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his capture.