Florence, Alabama jail employee Vicky White died Monday after she was taken into custody along with murder suspect Casey White in Evansville, Indiana, ending a 10-day manhunt, according to the Coroner’s Office. Vanderburgh County.
After inmate Casey White, 38, and Lauderdale County Deputy Director of Corrections Vicky White, 56, were seen at a hotel, Casey White and Vicky White led police on a car chase that ended with an accident, Indiana authorities said. Vicky White, who was driving the Cadillac, was hospitalized with “very serious” injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Vanderburgh County, Indiana, sheriff’s office.
“I can’t say how long they’ve been in Evansville … luckily we ran into them today,” Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said Monday.
He said the chase only lasted a few minutes.
“Today we took a dangerous man off the street,” Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said during a news conference Monday.
Casey White and Vicky White, who are not related, fled from the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29.
Authorities said they believe Vicky White was a willing participant in the escape, which took place on her last day before retirement.
The duo fled Alabama in a Ford Edge, ditching the car in Williamson County, Tennessee, about a two-hour drive north of Florence, just hours after the jailbreak.
On Monday, US Marshals said investigators were in Evansville, Indiana, following up on a tip after a 2006 Ford F-150 believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found abandoned at a car wash on 3 of May. Police were alerted to the vehicle on Sunday.
At the time of his escape, Casey White was facing two counts of capital murder for allegedly stabbing a woman to death in 2015, according to the US Marshals Service.
Vicky White has been charged with forgery and identity theft for allegedly using an alias to purchase the Ford Edge used to facilitate the escape, according to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was also issued against Vicky White charging her with allowing or facilitating the escape.
No one was injured as a result of the leak, Singleton said.
Vicky White died Monday night at Deaconess Hospital. The autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Casey White will return to Lauderdale County to stand trial, Singleton said.
“He’s not going to get out of this jail again,” Singleton said. “I guarantee you that.”
Victoria Arancio of ABC News contributed to this report.
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