The state of Alabama handed out a $5,000 reward to someone who helped law enforcement find rogue jailer Vicky White and the accused murder she helped escape, but the reward didn’t go to the Indiana car wash manager who notified police about Casey White’s abandoned truck.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the reward had been distributed but said the recipient preferred to remain anonymous, WEHT reported.
Ivey added $5,000 each to rewards offered by the US Marshals for information leading to the capture of the two Whites. The Marshals had offered $10,000 for Casey White and $5,000 for Vicky White, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
In addition to the tip from Weinbach Car Wash manager James Stinson — who told the station he did not get the reward — law enforcement said another tip put the Whites — who weren’t related — at a hotel in Evansville.
Vicky White, 57, slipped Casey White, 38, out of the Lauderdale County Detention Center in Alabama on April 29 under the pretense of taking him to a courthouse hearing. By the time officials realized there was no hearing, they were long gone, having swapped Vicky White’s patrol car for a Ford Edge in Alabama and abandoning that car in Tennessee.
They were finally found in Evansville. After a brief chase, a US Marshals vehicle collided with the fugitive couple’s, causing it to roll over. Vicky White shot herself and later died in a hospital, while Casey White was arrested and later extradited to Alabama.
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[Featured image: Vicky White (left) and an earlier booking photo of Casey White/Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office]