Vicky White dead, Casey White in custody after multi-state manhunt
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — After almost two weeks on the run, authorities say the manhunt for Casey White and Vicky White has ended in a police chase in Indiana.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said the chase resulted in a wreck. He said Casey White surrendered to police, and Indiana authorities confirmed Vicky White was taken to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Vanderburgh County Coroner Steven W. Lockyear said Vicky White died at 7 p.m. at Evansville Deaconess Midtown Hospital on Monday night. Her autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.
Singleton said he didn’t know why they were in Indiana.
“We gained information that a vehicle matching the description of a suspect vehicle was near our sheriff’s office, so the U.S. Marshals Task Force and deputy sheriffs went to the area,” said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding.
Wedding said Casey White and Vicky White fled in the vehicle on Highway 41 N, past Highway 57, and turned into a grassy area.
“The Marshals Task Force officers intercepted them, actually collided with them to end the pursuit,” Wedding continued. “When this occurred, [Vicky White] shot herself and [Casey White] was injured, not too seriously.”
“They’ve both been taken to local hospitals to be examined for their injuries,” Wedding said earlier. “Her injuries are very serious. I don’t know the true extent, but I want to commend the Marshals Task Force for being here and working diligently with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to put two bad people and get them off the street.”
U.S. Marshals reported they were investigating a tip saying the pair had abandoned a 2006 Ford F-150 in Evansville, Ind. at a car wash on South Weinbach Avenue.
The nationwide manhunt for Casey White and Vicky White began on Friday, April 29.
Law enforcement officials were looking for inmate 38-year-old Casey White and former Assistant Director of Corrections, 56-year-old Vicky White who were reported missing on April 29 after leaving the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Despite sharing a last name, the two are not related.
An emergency status conference is set for Casey White on Tuesday at 12 p.m. on the third floor of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Judge Benjamin Graves approved the hearing around 5 p.m. Monday evening.
—Updated at 8:49 p.m.
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