Police say taped prison conversations between Vicky White and Casey White show the jailer had a relationship with the Alabama inmate before the two escaped.
“You think you know someone,” said Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton, whose office oversees the Lauderdale County Correctional Center where the couple made their daring escape. told The guard. “And it turns out you really don’t know her at all.”
Correctional Officer Vicky White met Casey White at the Lauderdale County Correctional Facility in 2020 and stayed in touch as he was temporarily transferred to state prison before his return.
When the couple went missing in late April, police spoke to detainees who said the two had been romantically involved, a fact confirmed by recordings of calls between the two, Mr Singleton said.
The Independent has contacted the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office for more information on when police and prison officials became aware that the two were dating
Vicky White, who had and was an impeccable record is named “Employee of the Year” for the fifth time Before a fugitive came, Casey White also showed preferential treatment and gave him extra food, according to officials.
Despite the shock to law enforcement that Ms White was in a relationship with a man who pleaded guilty (and then recanted) to the 2015 murder of Connie Ridgeway, a 58-year-old mother of two, and to a row had been convicted of other violent crimes as many as two knew of their romance.
“Vicky was really, really good to him – just being there for him, talking to him. They had a real thing,” said Connie Moore, Casey White’s mother The Daily Mail. “He called her his wife even when he was in prison. I just went along with it, I didn’t say, “You shouldn’t” or whatever. It made him happy.”
White, who is now in state prison awaiting trial on escape charges and the Ridgeway murder, is described by his mother as devastated by Vicky White’s death after the prison warden appeared to have shot herself when police approached the couple came Indiana.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he was crying and saying he couldn’t believe she was gone,” Ms Moore said.
In the days since Casey White’s capture, a clearer picture has emerged of how Vicky White got him out of Alabama in the first place.
In her position as senior official, she sent 12 inmates and five deputies to court on the day of the escape, leaving them in prison as the last remaining police officer with transportation privileges.
From there, she said she would take Casey White to court for a mental health inquest, although there was no such appointment.
The prison officer abandoned her squad car and drove away in a 2007 Ford Edge she had bought under an assumed name.
In addition to investigating how the couple got away, police are investigating past cases involving Casey White.
His dramatic escape inspired Limestone County, Alabama, investigators to reinvestigate the case of another of White’s friends, which met a tragic end. Authorities then ruled that it was a self-inflicted shot in the chest while she was in White’s trailer.
Police found no blood on White’s clothing at the time and noted that he appeared dismayed at the death.
“It was all too much – a woman killing herself with a sawed-off shotgun?” said the woman’s brother, Tyler Rolin AL.com.
“Police said he was crying and very hysterical and I don’t doubt that one bit because I know he can turn it on,” he added. “He’s a master manipulator.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/vicky-white-casey-white-calls-b2079520.html Police phone call records show the relationship between Warden Vicky White and the Alabama inmate