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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 a 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 the 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.
Video footage of Casey White leaving courtroom
Fugitive Casey White was seen leaving Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, Alabama late Tuesday night as the double murder suspect was returned to the state prison after making his first court appearance since he was following a car chase in Evansville, Indiana, Monday.
At the arraignment, Judge Ben Graves informed White that in addition to his murder charges, he will now also be charged with escape in the first degree.
White was then transported to the William E Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, which is located a little more than 100 miles south of Lauderdale County.
Johanna Chisholm11 May 2022 11:49
Motel owner denies fugitive couple stayed on his property
The owner of the motel — where the Cadillac connected to Vicky White and Casey White was seen — has denied seeing the fugitives and claimed that he didn’t know if they were staying on his property.
Paul Shah was quoted as saying by CNN that “I’ve never seen those people in my property.” He, however, did say that it could be possible that they were visiting someone in the 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 that he hadn’t seen the news of the search for the two and was surprised everything unfolded in this area. “This is one of the safest area(s) of this town.”
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 10:30
Fugitives received help from a third person, early investigations reveal
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said on Tuesday that investigations so far reveal that the fugitive couple received assistance from another person in renting an Indiana motel.
Mr Wedding said that White and Vicky White tried to check into the motel initially, “but could not get a room because they did not have identification.”
The officer said that the police is 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 under investigation” and 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 that it looked like the motel room had been “cleaned out”.
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 10:15
Fugitive’s trial for 2015 murder set to start in June
Casey White’s murder trial will start in June, it was reported.
After an emergency hearing on Tuesday regarding the capital case against White for Ridgeway’s 2015 murder, her son Austin Williams was quoted as saying by CNN that the fugitive’s capture was a “huge relief” and that “it felt like a miracle.”
Mr Williams said: “I’ve been waiting for a long time, waiting just a little bit longer, I think things will be fine. They did the right thing by getting him over to Donaldson as soon as possible and I’m just looking forward to that trial date.
“It just didn’t look very hopeful at all,” he said. “They had a head start, not a lot of leads and stuff and just felt like a really good plan and it turned out that they didn’t which was… which worked out, fortunately.”
White escaped from the Alabama jail on 29 April and was captured on Monday in Evansville, Indiana.
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 10:00
Fugitive couple was in Evansville, Indiana since 3 May
Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County said that Casey White and Vicky White were in Evansville since 3 May.
The fugitive duo had been on a run for 10 days when they were finally stopped by police on Monday.
Mr Wedding said: “It’s hard to believe they’ve been here that many days, but we’re lucky that we stumbled upon them.”
Casey White was captured by the police after a chase and a car crash.
The Alabama prison inmate, who faces charges of double murder and was serving a 75 year sentence — has been brought back to the jail.
Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, Alabama said that “he will be in a cell by himself. He will stay in handcuffs and shackles while he’s in that cell and if he wants to sue me for violating his civil rights dele, so be it. He’s not getting out of this jail again. I’ll assure you that.”
Maroosha Muzaffar11 May 2022 09:00
Police release dramatic footage of the fugitive moment is captured
Police have released dramatic dashcam footage of the fugitive moment 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