Police arrested in the state of Indiana an “extremely dangerous” prisoner, while the prison agent who helped him escape at the end of April died
United States Police arrested on Monday in the state of Indiana an “extremely dangerous” prisoner, while the penitentiary agent who helped him escape at the end of April died.
Vanderburgh County authorities confirmed to AFP late Monday that “Death of Alabama fugitive Vicky White investigated”.
The former prison official died at 7:00 p.m. (00:00 GMT on Tuesday) and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, authorities added in a statement.
Vicky White and Casey White, who would be romantically linked, They were intercepted by the police after a 10-day chase that drew the attention of the US media.
The couple He moved in a Ford Picap truck through the Evansville conurbation, in the heart of the Midwest when police began to chase them, said Sheriff Rick Singleton, who is coordinating the search for the fugitives.
The woman “she shot herself and was seriously injured,” Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding told CNN.
“During the chase the picap had an accident. Casey White turned himself in,” Singleton had previously detailed.
The chasing lasted ten days after White’s Alabama prison escape, while the fugitives traveled hundreds of kilometers and at least four states.
Vicky White, 56, and Casey White, 38, share a last name but are not related.
The fugitives aroused interest due to the enormous contrasts: She is a prison officer with an exemplary professional career and he is a repeat offender who is over two meters tall.
“Today we put off” the streets “A very dangerous man,” Singleton declared.
His men benefited from a warning about the presence of the couple in the state of Indiana and video surveillance images from a car wash station where the fugitives’ Ford pickup was visible.
The escape, which seemed to be taken from a movie script, it had been carried out on April 29; day when the agent stopped working to retire.
A video showed the official escorting the detainee, tied hand and foot, to a police vehicle, and get him out of prison under the pretext of an alleged psychological evaluation in court.
The woman, described by the county attorney as “the most trusted person in prison” he then transferred him to a replacement vehicle in the parking lot of a nearby shopping center.
Investigators learned that the woman He sold his house weeks before the escape and withdrew $90,000 in cash. at various banks, Singleton had said last week.
Casey White is sentenced to 75 years in prison for a long series of crimes and is charged with murder after having admitted that he killed a 58-year-old woman in 2015.
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