Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and lover Casey White 'were READY for shootout' with cops
Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and her white supremacist lover Casey Cole White had a massive stash of firearms and had planned a "shootout" with the police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding has revealed.
Vicky broke her inmate lover Casey out of jail and evaded the authorities for eleven days before shooting herself to death as police closed in on their hideout. The couple, dubbed the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, had reportedly been in a "jailhouse romance" for about two years before Vicky, who was on the brink of retiring from her job at Lauderdale County Jail, said she was taking Casey for a mental health evaluation. However, the pair went on the run instead. It later emerged that Vicky had sold her $250,000 home for just $95,000 nine days earlier.
Speaking to local news site AL.com, Casey's former lawyer Dale Bryant said that the 6ft 9in convict is "an alright guy" while on proper medication, but can get dangerously unpredictable without it. “He usually self-medicates through drugs, usually methamphetamine, and that’s when things become a problem,’’ Bryant added. However, it was Vicky who acted unpredictably, ending her life before she could be captured.
Speaking to reporters, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said that the members of the local law enforcement community remained in disbelief following her demise. “It’s been an emotional rollercoaster,” he said. “Vicky to some of these young guys down there she was like a mother figure to them. Never any indication she would pull a stunt like this.”
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton says the community is mourning tonight following the loss of former Corrections Officer Vicky White died after 11 days on the run. @waff48 pic.twitter.com/Vj2tBJ3ERy— Kailey Schuyler WAFF 48 (@kaileyschuyler_) May 10, 2022
Investigators recovered four semi-automatic handguns, an AR-15 assault rifle, and a vast cache of ammunition from the couple's hideout. They also found a number of wigs and about $29,000 in cash. Sheriff Wedding recounted how detectives closed in on a motel in Evansville, Indiana, where the couple had been hiding out. Upon realizing they were being cornered, Vicky and Casey tried to escape by car, but officers managed to ram their vehicle and pushed it into a ditch.
“That action may have saved many of my deputies and fellow law enforcement officers’ lives," Wedding said at a press conference. "We later found out had they not done that, the fugitive was going to engage in a shootout with law enforcement," the sheriff explained, saying Casey White had made his intentions known 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."
Corrections officer Vicky White was seriously injured by what's believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound before she and escaped inmate Casey White were taken into county, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says: https://t.co/vljCes9twZ pic.twitter.com/RxibW4Cdwg— NewsNation (@NewsNation) May 9, 2022
Casey was surrendering himself to the authorities when Vicky shot herself in the head and succumbed to her injuries a few hours later. Sheriff Singleton told reporters that he spoke to Vicky's mother since reports of her death emerged on Monday, May 9. “She’s obviously distraught. They loved her daughter and this was a side of their daughter they didn’t know,” he said, adding that Vicky had hidden that part of herself by “taking advantage of her position and plus part of her personality is she’s just a so very private person. No social life I know of, very seldom went on vacations, just a workaholic. This job was her life basically.”