On Sunday, US Marshals offered a reward of $10,000 for information that helps get the information The Alabama guest who disappeared With a corrections officer because she took him to court for an appointment that wasn’t in the books.
Accused killer Casey Cole White and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Assistant Director Vicki White were last seen around 9:30 a.m. Friday when they left the local jail, authorities said.
A hunt has been launched for the two, who are not related although they share the same last name.
Marty Kelly, the US Marshal of the Northern District of Alabama, said in a statement that the escaped prisoner “is believed to present a serious threat to the corrections officer and the public.”
“Don’t try to catch this fugitive,” Kelly said.
The marshal said Casey Cole White, 38, was charged with two counts of major murder in September 2020 for the stabbing murder of Connie Ridgway, 58. He was already in prison at the time for a 2015 string of crimes that included housebreaking and car theft.
The vehicle Vicki White transporting a guest was found in a shopping center parking lot on Friday around 11 a.m., and the sheriff’s office said it wasn’t aware of Monday’s missing until mid-afternoon.
The correction officer told his colleagues she would bring the inmate for a mental health assessment — but there was no such appointment on the court’s schedule, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Friday.
Singleton said White also said that after the prisoner was disembarked, she was seeking medical attention because she was not feeling well.
She was alone when she transferred the accused murderer “a strict violation of policy” Sheriff He said at a press conference.
Singleton said White, a 25-year veteran of the department, is responsible for coordinating all transfers from custody to court, so she knew she was violating the policy, but she may not have been questioned by subordinates.
“I can tell you that every employee in this office is shocked,” he told reporters, describing management-level “disbelief.”
The sheriff’s office realized White was missing when she didn’t answer her phone and the calls went straight to voicemail.
Authorities said they are investigating whether White and the prisoner had a previous relationship.