After eleven days on the lam, Vicky and Casey White have been found.
The pair, who are not related, walked out of an Alabama jail late in April, as Vicky, a corrections officer, escorted Casey to a bogus “mental health” check. Instead of seeing a doctor, however, the pair ditched Vicky’s patrol car, hopped into a red SUV, and headed north.
As their vehicles got too hot, the couple would ditch them and procure another – sometimes legally, sometimes not.
When they were finally spotted in Evansville, Indiana, authorities were quick to incapacitate the couple’s vehicle, taking both into custody, where Vicky would later die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
But, had the couple’s car remained on the road, the ending of this story could be much, much worse.
Casey White, the Alabama fugitive who escaped a county jail allegedly with the help of a senior corrections employee, told officers he likely would have engaged in a shootout with law enforcement had the pair’s vehicle not crashed, officials said Tuesday.
Vicky White was driving a Cadillac on Monday evening as the pair allegedly tried to evade law enforcement who had been surveilling the Evansville, Indiana, Motel 41, where the couple had been staying. They led police on an approximately mile-long pursuit before U.S. Marshals “basically rammed the vehicle and pushed it into a ditch,” Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding told reporters.
“We later found out had they not done that, the fugitive was going to engage in a shootout with law enforcement,” Wedding said, explaining that Casey White had admitted his intentions during a subsequent police interview. “He said that he was probably going to have a shootout at the stake of both of them losing their lives.”
He added: “Their plan was pretty bold. They’re criminals. Their plan was faulty. And it failed. Thank God.”
Casey White will now be extradited back to Alabama in order to face charges stemming from his brief escape from jail.