June 28, 2022

US authorities mentioned they captured Monday a fugitive inmate and a jail guard believed to have helped him escape, after an intense 10-day manhunt that riveted America.

“Casey White is in custody,” mentioned Rick Singleton, the sheriff of Lauderdale County in Alabama, referring to the 38-year-old inmate that was half of the jailbreak couple believed to have been romantically linked.

The guard, Vicky White, 56, — no relation — has been taken to hospital with an harm after the arrest in Indiana, mentioned Singleton. The couple’s car crashed after a chase and the inmate surrendered, he mentioned.

The sheriff mentioned he doesn’t know the extent of the girl’s accidents and declined to touch upon stories that she shot herself.

“I hope she survives it. , we do not want any in poor health will on Vicky by way of her well being, her well-being. However she has some solutions to present us and hopefully we’ll have that chance to get these solutions,” Singleton mentioned.

On this file mixture of images created on Could 2, 2022 reveals Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White in an undated handout photograph supplied by the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Workplace (L), and a mugshot of Casey White in a handout photograph supplied by the US Marshals Service. Picture: Lauderdale County Sheriff Workplace through AFP

Vicky White, an Alabama jail guard with a spotless report, is suspected of serving to long-time prison Casey White of escaping custody April 29 on her final day of labor earlier than retirement.

The prisoner has had quite a few run-ins with the regulation, and has been sentenced to 75 years imprisonment for kidnapping, housebreaking and tried homicide, amongst different crimes.

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Investigators additionally realized that Vicky White, 56, had offered her dwelling within the weeks earlier than the escape, and had withdrawn about $90,000 in money from a number of banks within the space, Singleton mentioned final week.

The US Marshals Service, a federal company specialised in fugitive manhunts, additionally mentioned in a report Friday that Vicky White might need darkened her hair.

The company launched composite photos of what she would appear like, in addition to photographs of Casey White’s tattoos — together with one related to a white supremacist jail gang.

Their report additionally famous the couple’s stark distinction in dimension, with Casey White standing a full foot (0.3 meters) taller.