GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Giles County detective who interviewed an escaped Alabama murder suspect said the fugitive has no respect for human life.
On April 29, suspected killer Casey White escaped from a Lauderdale County, Alabama, jail with the help of a corrections officer. Arrest warrants have also been issued for that former officer, Vicky White, 56.
But long before Casey White became the target of US Marshals and the focus of a national manhunt, he was known in Middle Tennessee as a troublemaker.
Veteran detective Shane Hunter, who interviewed him, said he is a predator and has no respect for life.
“He’s a con man, well versed in manipulating women,” Hunter told News 2.
Hunter’s most recent meeting with White was in December 2015.
After a crime spree in Alabama, White stole a pickup truck and drove to a rest stop on I-65 in Giles County, Tennessee.
That’s where White tried to steal a truck, but the driver made a erratic move and Det. Hunter said, White opened fire. Fortunately, no one was injured.
“His thought process, people wouldn’t suspect he was riding in an 18-wheeler,” Det. said the hunter.
Hunter interviewed White after this crime spree in a never-before-heard confession in jail.
“I saw the big truck, jumped out, knocked on the trucker’s door. I was going to have him give me a ride,” White told police.
When White failed to steal the truck, he saw a woman in a moving car.
Detectives said White attempted to kidnap a Kentucky woman in her Toyota, shooting indiscriminately at her car. Photos from the investigation show bullet holes in the metal and broken glass. The interior of the car was covered in blood. Detectives say boxes stacked in the back seat may have saved the woman from being shot in the head. She was shot in the arm by herself and she survived.
Once again, in the Alabama jail confession, White spoke casually about the gun being fired.
“I tried to go in and she closed the door. And I tried to break it, and the gun started going off,” White told police.
The wild December 2, 2015 crime spree in Giles County ended when White reportedly pulled a gun on a Williamson County man and stole his vehicle.
Alabama law enforcement officers chased after White and eventually caught him, but not before a searing shootout that shattered glass and gouged metal.
“He has no regrets about life at all,” Hunter said. “Anyone you find is a danger to society. I think if he’s trapped, pinned down, he’ll use whatever means he can to escape.”
Asked if he showed any remorse for shooting people, Hunter said: “No. Absolutely not. His main goal was to get away from law enforcement.”
Hunter doesn’t think the hunt will end well for Casey White and possibly the former correctional officers who authorities now believe helped him escape and may be on the run with him.
‘In my opinion, unfortunately, when he’s done, with the people who come into his life, he’s going to get rid of them. And move on to the next victim. He is just a predator,” Hunter said.
The Tennessee cases have not yet been tried.
The US Marshals Service is currently offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Casey White.
According to the latest release, White and unrelated former corrections officer Vicky Sue Davis White were last seen on April 29 in Rogersville, Alabama, in a gold or copper 2007 Ford Edge.
If you have information, call the authorities.