Deputy Sheriff Vicky White has applied for retirement after a career spanning more than 25 years and an impeccable track record. There was going to be a big farewell party. “Nobody understands what made her do it now,” said Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, where Vicki was the deputy superintendent and responsible for transporting prisoners to and from court, among other things.
“What you do makes no sense. Turn yourself in,” Sheriff Singleton addressed her in a televised appeal.
An arrest warrant has since been issued for Vicki White for helping a detainee escape. For it was now certain that the escape was well prepared.
Vicki White and Casey White, who are not related, disappeared Friday morning after saying she was taking the inmate to court where he had an appointment with a forensic psychiatrist. But the two did not make it to the courtroom. Moreover, it later turned out that he did not have an appointment with the psychiatrist at all. It was an escape fabrication. It remains to be seen who came up with this idea. But images from CCTV leaked since then do not show the criminal pressuring the policewoman.
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What many suspected has now been officially confirmed. The two had an affair. It all started in 2020 when Casey White was already in the Lauderdale County Jail. After that, he was temporarily transferred to another prison. But the love was not extinguished. He is now back in Lauderdale County Jail awaiting trial.
Sheriff Singleton says the two had a “special relationship” that was confirmed in part by inmates who were in the same wing as the fugitive. They have long noted that Casey White “got extra food in his drawer” and that he “has perks no one else has.” For example, he was allowed to shower more often, and he was given clean clothes more often. He was also unnaturally summoned to the deputy principal’s office to “have a private conversation.”
The accused later bragged to his other colleagues that he had sex with the deputy director.
Sharif’s car is parked for the smuggler
Surveillance video released by the detention center on Tuesday shows Casey White, chained and handcuffed in an orange suit, being driven into Vicki White’s patrol car Friday morning. The deputy mayor knew, however, that she could not leave prison alone with such a criminal. According to the safety rules, she should have been accompanied by at least two officers.
From there, Sheriff Singleton says, the couple drove to the mall less than 10 minutes’ drive away. There they moved to a gold/copper-colored Ford Edge SUV parked there.
Vicki White recently bought the car in the town of Rogersville, about 25 miles east of Lauderdale County, and put it in the parking lot the night before it disappeared, Singleton said.
The deputy also withdrew a large amount of money from the bank.
The researchers also provided more details about Casey White. When he was once detained in Lauderdale County in 2020 for the murder of 58-year-old Connie Ridgway in 2015, authorities discovered he had an escape plan. He had a homemade knife at the time.
After the discovery, Casey White was sent back to the state prison where he had previously served a lengthy prison term for a number of crimes.
Casey White returned to Lauderdale County in February where his trial was due to begin soon.
Deputy Sheriff holding a service weapon
The police are asking anyone who sees the two not to take any action themselves, but to report it to the police. Authorities assume Casey White is armed. The deputy was carrying a service weapon with her. The US Marshals Service warned Tuesday that they may also have an AR-15 rifle and shotgun.
Vicki White’s mother says she hasn’t heard her daughter talk about Casey White and is shocked.
Marshals offers a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive and up to $5,000 for a missing officer.
The head of the investigation said on US television that Casey White “could look behind her now and then. Because it won’t be long before the police are after you.”