the incredible run of a giant criminal and a prison officer in Alabama

Vicky White, 56, and Casey White, 38, have the same name but are not related. The former helped the latter escape from an Alabama prison on April 29, and the unlikely duo has been driving US law enforcement insane ever since.

Their operation seems to have been thought out in great detail. And the surprise effect was total. Who would have thought to be wary of Vicky White, who never caused a sensation within the prison administration of Florence, a small town in this state in the southern United States?

“He never did anything. I bet she never got a speeding ticket, ”the incredulous mother told local channel WAAY31.

The sheriff’s “model clerk,” described by the county attorney as “the most trusted person in prison,” who oversaw the transfers of prisoners on behalf of the Lauderdale County Sheriff, is now one of the most wanted people in the country.


When she shows up at the Florence prison on Friday morning to take Casey White away, under the false pretense of a psychological evaluation in court, a car is already waiting for her parked in the parking lot of a nearby shopping center, which she bought in anticipation of the race.

On the images of the prison’s remote surveillance, however, nothing suggests that the tattooed giant and the prison official are in league. He holds the door to him but doesn’t glance at him until it’s time to put him in chains, feet and hands, in his police car. Then, he carefully closes the door and the vehicle leaves shortly after 9:30.

Their disappearance will only be discovered a few hours later, around 3:30 pm.

The investigators launched in the pursuit seem distant. The fugitives were last seen on Friday, the day of the escape, about 40 miles from the prison in a rust-colored Ford SUV.

The hunt fascinates the region’s internet users, who have returned from the dealership where Vicky White bought this car.

The seller was bombarded with criticism, so much so that authorities had to update Wednesday, assuring that he had provided invaluable help with the investigation and that “no one at the dealership (was) suspected of helping” the two Whites.

The elements unfavorable to the official accumulated for six days. We learned that he had recently sold his house at a discount, pocketing $ 95,000.

After 17 years of good and loyal service to the sheriff, she also announced that she was retiring … and Friday was her very last day.

Without confirming her dismissal, the sheriff assured Wednesday that she was “no longer employed” by his services.

“Preferential treatment”

The story, perhaps of love, had begun in 2020.

Casey White, who was serving a 75-year sentence in a state prison for kidnapping, burglary and attempted murder, among other charges, suddenly declares himself responsible for the murder of a woman five years earlier.

The confession is short-lived – he eventually pleads not guilty in the ongoing case – but triggers his transfer to the Lauderdale County Jail, where he is sentenced to trial for the murder and where he meets Vicky White for the first time. .

He is sent back to his original prison after an escape plan, but the two keep in touch.

“He told me he was writing to someone but I had no idea who he was,” his mother, Connie White, told the New York Post.

He returned to the Florence jail in February of this year, to attend a court hearing nearby. For several months, the inmate took advantage of what Sheriff Rick Singleton described as a “special relationship” with Vicky White.

“We have no evidence of any physical relationship”, observes the sheriff, but the other prisoners denounced the “privileges”, the “rab” in the canteen and the “things he did for him and not for others”.

“Special treatment”, he summarizes, for an “extremely dangerous” man and now on the run.

“It’s very dangerous for everyone around him,” confirms an ex-girlfriend. She gave the following advice to Vicky White: “If you’re still alive, get out of here. Run, run, run as fast as you can “.

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