Prison officer wanted for ‘participating’ in escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ inmate

The run has fascinated America since Friday. “We know that she participated” in the escape. Did she do it on her own or was she coerced by force or threat, (…) we are not sure. “An arrest warrant has been issued in the United States for a corrections officer who assisted in the escape of an extremely dangerous inmate,” Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton announced on Monday.

Casey White, a colossus of 2.06 meters for 118 kilos, escaped Friday from Lauderdale County Jail in Florence, Alabama (southern United States). Already sentenced to 75 years in prison for a long series of offenses including invasion of residence, car theft with violence and hit-and-run, he also faced a charge of murder after admitting to killing a woman of 58 years old in 2015.

The 38-year-old detainee left prison at 9.41 a.m. under the supervision of a prison service official, Vicky White – no family ties – who said she would take him to court for a psychological assessment before leaving. go to the doctor herself. It was not until around 3:30 p.m. that the authorities realized that neither of them had returned. Their vehicle was found empty in the parking lot of a shopping center.

House sold

The 56-year-old veteran officer took Casey White alone, in violation of rules that require officers to transport inmates in pairs, Rick Singleton said. No evaluation for the prisoner was also scheduled that day in court.

Other elements also intrigue the investigators: the agent planned to retire and Friday was her last day in the prison administration. She had, the sheriff noted, sold her house “about a month ago.”

If she voluntarily participated in the escape, “it is not the Vicky White that we know”, confided Rick Singleton, confirming that the hypothesis of a romantic relationship between the two protagonists was “absolutely” considered by the police.

In the meantime, she is the subject of an arrest warrant for “having allowed or facilitated an escape”.

The federal agency specializing in the search for fugitives, the United States Marshals Service (USMS), has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of Casey White.

Addressing the audience at the press conference, Marty Keely of the USMS warned: “Do not attempt to approach either of these individuals, we consider both of them to be dangerous. . Before escaping, Casey White “had nothing to lose,” the sheriff added. In Alabama, the inmate faces the death penalty if convicted of the murder he admitted to.

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