Day 8: Vehicle Discovered in Williamson, TNU.S. Marshals Follow Up on Lead in Hunt for Alabama Fugitives

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Birmingham,
AL – U.S. Marshals investigators are in Williamson, Tennessee,
today, following up on a tip after a car matching the one two fugitives
from Alabama were reportedly using was found abandoned in the area.Investigators were notified around 11 p.m. Thursday of an orange
2007 Ford Edge discovered in a tow lot in Williamson County. Williamson
is about two hours north of Florence, where the fugitive investigation
began April 29. Once on scene, they determined it was the vehicle used
by Vicky White and
Casey White.The U.S.
Marshals Service is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to
the capture of Casey Cole White, 38, an escaped inmate from Lauderdale
County Jail and up to $5,000 for Vicky White (no relation), 56, the
correctional officer who authorities believe helped him escape April 29
from the Lauderdale County Detention Facility. A warrant was
issued May 2 for Vicky Sue White charging
her with permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree in
connection with capital murder suspect Casey White’s escape from jail.
(The Whites are not related.) Authorities said Vicky White sold
her home a month ago, and she was supposed to retire on April 29, the
day she and Casey White disappeared.Casey Cole White was charged with
capital murder in September 2020 in the brutal stabbing of 58-year-old
Connie Ridgeway. He was already serving a 75-year sentence for a 2015
crime spree that involved home invasion, carjacking, and a police chase.
White confessed to the murder and was awaiting trial at the Lauderdale
County Jail when he disappeared.
Investigators have learned that during
pre-sentence reporting in 2015 he made threats against his ex-girlfriend
and her sister, warning that if he ever got out, he would kill them and
that he wanted police to kill him. USMS and local law enforcement
authorities have been in contact with his potential targets to advise
them of the threats and the escape and have taken appropriate protective
actions. Investigators with Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office have also
recently learned through inmate interviews that the jail official and
the inmate had developed a “special” relationship. Investigators
determined that prior to the escape, Vicki White purchased a 2007 orange
or copper colored Ford Edge. It is believed that they could be traveling
in this vehicle. It is unknown what license plate is on the vehicle, or
if it even has a license plate. There is minor damage to the rear left
bumper.
The subjects should be considered dangerous and
may be armed with an AR-15 rifle, handguns and a shotgun. These are
actual photos of the vehicle they are believed to be in.

Law enforcement-sensitive information about the
vehicle was accidentally released on social media May 3, which led some
internet sleuths to the Florence car dealer who sold the vehicle to
Vicky White. Some Facebook users have leveled accusations of wrongdoing
against the owners of that dealership. The U.S. Marshals would like to
assure everyone that the owners have been very helpful in this
investigation, and that no one at the dealership is suspected of helping
the pair avoid law enforcement.
Casey White stands 6 feet 9 inches and weighs
approximately 330 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He should be
considered armed and extremely dangerous.
He has numerous tattoos (pictured below),
including some affiliated with the Alabama-based white supremacist
prison gang Southern Brotherhood.

 

Vicky White is 5 feet 5 inches and
weighs approximately 145 pounds. She has blond hair and brown eyes and
reportedly has a waddling gait. Vicky White is 5 feet 5 inches and
weighs approximately 145 pounds. She has blond hair (but may have tinted
it a darker shade) and brown eyes and reportedly has a waddling gait.

The USMS has put together two example images to
identify the height differentiation between Casey White and Vicky White
in relation to each other as well as the vehicle they are believed to be
driving.

Anyone with information on the
Whites’ location is urged to contact urged to contact law enforcement.
You can call the USMS Communications Center at
1-800-336-0102. Anonymous tips may
also be submitted via the U.S.
Marshals Tip App.The U.S. Marshals-led Gulf Coast Regional
Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Northern
District of Alabama with its primary office in Birmingham. Its
membership is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Huntsville Police
Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama Probation and
Parole, and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office. The USMS Major Case
Fugitive Program prioritizes the investigation and apprehension of
high-profile offenders who are considered to be some of the country’s
most dangerous fugitives. These offenders tend to be career criminals
with histories of violence or whose instant offense(s) pose a
significant threat to public safety.
Wanted Poster for
Casey White
Wanted Poster for
Vicky White
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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