Newly released surveillance video shows Alabama corrections officer Vicky White’s patrol car casually driving by a gas station on its way to a parking lot where she and murder suspect swapped the cop car for a used Ford SUV that White bought just the week before she helped Casey White escape jail.
The officer and the inmate, who are not related, left the Lauderdale County jail at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday after Vicky White told co-workers she was taking the prisoner to a mental health evaluation at the courthouse.
The move was against protocols requiring two sworn deputies to transport prisoners, and there was no courthouse appointment for Casey White that day.
Video released earlier this week shows the deputy loading Casey White into her patrol car and driving off. A Florence police officer saw the patrol car in a shopping center parking lot about two hours later, but no one at that time knew Vicky White and Casey White were missing. The came at about 3:30 p.m. when a jail employee reported not being able to reach Vicky White.
Officials said this week they have seen surveillance video showing the pair ditching the patrol car in the parking lot just minutes after the latest video, according to WHNT. They’ve not said when that video will be released.
Sheriff Rick Singleton this week confirmed that Vicky White, 56, and Casey White, 38, had a “special relationship” that brought the inmate favors that other prisoners did not have.
Friends of the jailer told WVTM that they just didn’t see Vicky White helping a suspected murderer escape unless it was “for love.”
Arrest warrants have been issued for both, and the US Marshals Service has offered a $10,000 reward leading to Casey White’s arrest and a $5,000 reward leading to Vicky White’s arrest.
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[Featured image: WHNT screenshot]