5 hr 38 min agoAn Alabama sheriff explains why Vicky White and Casey White were so hard to catchFrom CNN’s Melissa Gray
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton (CNN)Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said he “always expected” that escaped inmate Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White would be caught, but he described the hunt for the two as challenging because the escape “was obviously well planned and calculated.
“I knew we would catch them. It was just a matter of time,” he said at a news conference moments ago. “What was so challenging about this escape was, most escapes — from a county jail especially — they’re not planned. They’re just sort of spontaneous. There are no resources available, no plan in place about what am I gonna do when I get out here other than just run.”
“This escape was obviously well planned and calculated. A lot of preparation went into this. They had plenty of resources, had cash, had vehicles, had everything they needed to pull this off, and that’s what made this last week and a half so challenging. We were starting from ground zero, and not only that, we started – they got a six-hour head start on us.”The pair was located at a hotel in Indiana and then a vehicle pursuit ensued, Singleton said. The sheriff said that the pair will be brought back to Alabama for arraignment.
5 hr 40 min agoIndiana sheriff says Vicky White’s injuries are “very serious”From CNN’s Jenn Selva
The injuries Vicky White sustained by her self-inflicted gunshot wounds are “very serious,” according to Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Sheriff Dave Wedding.
Wedding told reporters during a news conference that she’s in “pretty serious shape” after the crash that led to the capture and arrest of both Vicky White and Casey White.
According to Wedding, the pair is believed to have been in Evansville since May 3.
“It’s hard to believe they’ve been here that many days, but we’re lucky that we stumbled upon them today,” Wedding said.5 hr 49 min agoVicky White won’t be housed in the facility where she worked when she’s extradited to AlabamaFrom CNN’s Jamiel Lynch
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said a deputy is headed to Vicky White’s home to talk to her mother to let her know her daughter is in custody.
Singleton said that arrangements have already been made for Vicky White to be housed in another facility not in Lauderdale County, where she worked, once she is extradited back to Alabama to face the charges against her.
One of the charges that Vicky White faces is facilitating the escape, which is a Class C Felony and carries up to 10 years in prison, Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly said during the press conference.
Vicky White and Casey White were captured in Evansville, Indiana, on Monday after being on the run since April 29.
Singleton said they know Casey White will eventually be brought back to Lauderdale County to face the charges against him.
“He will be in a cell by himself,” the sheriff said.
“He will stay in handcuffs and shackles while he’s in that cell and if he wants to sue me for violating his civil rights, so be it. He’s not getting out of this jail again. I’ll assure you that.”
5 hr 51 min agoHere’s what we know about Casey White From CNN’s Eric Levenson
ANCasey White’s criminal history dates back a decade. Court documents alleged he beat his brother in the face and head with an axe-sledgehammer handle, landing him in prison in 2012 for more than three years.
Then in 2015, he carried out a crime spree including a home invasion, carjacking and a police chase, according to the Marshals Service. In March 2016, he was indicted on 15 counts and was ultimately convict
Alabama sheriff explains why the couple were so hard to catch
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