Lauderdale County, Ala. (WAFF) – An employee of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and an inmate at the Lauderdale County Detention Center are missing.
Lauderdale County Mayor Rick Singleton provided an update on what is known about the situation. The full press conference can be watched at the top of this story.
Singleton said Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White was taking Casey White for a mental health assessment. According to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, Vicki and Casey left the detention center at 9:30 a.m. for court.
Singleton emphasized that there was no scheduled mental health assessment. The guest is a 38-year-old male who is described as 6ft 9 and 270lbs.
Casey was facing charges of premeditated murder.
The two are unrelated.
“He and the Sheriff’s Department are assisting Lauderdale County in any way required,” Limestone County Sheriff Joshua McLaughlin said. “All the officers are on the lookout.”
Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly said the FBI is helping with this search as well as other state and local authorities.
“I am very concerned that he is not in custody,” Connolly said. “This is a very dangerous situation.”
Lauderdale County Mayor Rick Singleton provides an update on a missing prison officer and inmate.
The mayor’s office said the car the two left behind was found at a shopping center located on Interstate 72 and Cox Creek Parkway in Lauderdale County. It was not clear as of 3:30 p.m. on Friday that the two were missing.
Singleton said that Vicki was armed with a 9mm pistol when Casey was transported. At the moment, it is not clear whether there were other weapons in the car at that time.
In October 2020, Casey appeared in court asking to be held in Lauderdale County Jail. According to the authorities, he was planning to escape from the Lauderdale County Jail.
If you see any of these individuals, call 911.
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