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Jail guard had a romantic relationship with inmate for TWO YEARS before she sprung him from prison

A jail guard who snuck a confessed assassin out of prison had been romantically linked to the inmate for no less than two years before she sprung him free, police say.

Vicky White, 56, and Casey White, 38, who will not be associated, shared a ‘particular relationship’ relationship again to 2020 when the prisoner was first delivered to Lauderdale County for his arraignment.

Inmates allege she ensured he ‘was getting further meals on his trays’ and ‘was getting privileges nobody else obtained,’ a declare that Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton informed CNN has been confirmed by an impartial investigation.

‘As far as we all know that was the earliest bodily contact they had,’ Singleton mentioned of the arraignment. He claims Casey and Vicky continued to speak after the accused assassin was transferred again to the prison.

Investigators are analyzing surveillance footage recorded on the Lauderdale County Jail, the place the escape occurred, to study extra about their relationship.

Casey was in custody at a state prison forward of his arraignment. It was not instantly clear if he and Vicky communicated whereas he was at that facility or if their contact didn’t resume till he got here to the Lauderdale Detention Center. DailyMail.com has contacted authorities for extra info.

Meanwhile, the confessed assassin’s mother, Connie White, has defended her son, claiming he is harmless and ‘not a monster.’

‘I simply don’t know why they’ve painted him as a monster,’ Connie White informed The New York Post in a telephone interview Tuesday. ‘The solely motive he got here out to Lauderdale County was to get out of the prison he was in.

‘He wrote a letter to say that he murdered that lady. But he did not actually homicide her, he simply finished that to get again up right here. He simply needed to be out of that prison as a result of it was so unhealthy and there was no meals.’

Connie denied having any data of her son’s alleged relationship with Vicky.  ‘He by no means talked about Vicky White,’ she mentioned. ‘He mentioned he had a pen pal however I had no thought who it was.’

Corrections officer Vicky White (left) and confessed murderer Casey White (right) shared an intimate relationship dating back to 2020, investigation revealed. The pair are not related

Corrections officer Vicky White (left) and confessed assassin Casey White (proper) shared an intimate relationship relationship again to 2020, investigation revealed. The pair will not be associated

Vicky is pictured opening an interior jailhouse door. Casey is believed to have been in the hallway at the time

Vicky is pictured opening an inside jailhouse door. Casey is believed to have been within the hallway on the time

Casey exits the hallway and follows Vicky outside the facility

Casey exits the hallway and follows Vicky outdoors the ability

Surveillance video taken on the Lauderdale County Jail exhibits the second Vicky snuck 6ft 9in ‘monster’ Casey out of the ability before they went on the run with an AR-15 and a shotgun.

Casey was serving a 75-year sentence for tried homicide, housebreaking, theft, kidnapping and animal cruelty. He additionally confronted homicide prices after confessing to the deadly stabbing of Connie Ridgeway, 58.

The obvious lovers made a break for it on Friday after Vicky informed superiors she was going to take Casey for a psychological well being analysis on her final day before retirement. 

The 56-year-old widow held the door for the 38-year-old thug – who was nonetheless sporting handcuffs – before they obtained into a black automotive and sped off at 9.30am on Friday.

Connie White, who spoke to her son the day before his vanishing act, urged she was unaware of the escape.

‘Everything was completely positive,’ she mentioned of Casey’s conduct. 

The US Marshals Service mentioned they suspected the pair are armed with an AR-15 and a shotgun and should have used a copper 2007 Ford Edge throughout their escape.

But cops and federal brokers have launched a enormous manhunt and drip-fed extra details about the duo – together with that the jailer had two aliases herself.

Surveillance video showed Vicky helping Casey escape from the Lauderdale County Jail, where he had been incarcerated, on Friday. The pair then fled together

Surveillance video confirmed Vicky serving to Casey escape from the Lauderdale County Jail, the place he had been incarcerated, on Friday. The pair then fled collectively

The manhunt comes as Casey's ex-girlfriend begged Vicky to flee the killer, warning her she was not safe with him

The manhunt comes as Casey’s ex-girlfriend begged Vicky to flee the killer, warning her she was not secure with him

Sheriff Singleton, who described Vicky as ‘an exemplary worker,’ issued a plea to the previous jail guard, asking her to show herself in. 

‘Vicky you have been on this business for 17 years, you have seen this situation play out greater than as soon as and you know the way it at all times ends,’ Singleton informed Good Morning America Wednesday.  

Sheriff Rick Singleton, who described Vicky as 'an exemplary employee,' issued a plea to the former jail guard Wednesday morning, asking her to turn herself in. He said: 'You know how it always ends...get to a phone and call 911, turn yourself in and help us get Casey White back behind bars'

Sheriff Rick Singleton, who described Vicky as ‘an exemplary worker,’ issued a plea to the previous jail guard Wednesday morning, asking her to show herself in. He mentioned: ‘You know the way it at all times ends…get to a telephone and name 911, flip your self in and assist us get Casey White again behind bars’

‘Now go forward and finish it now, get to a telephone and name 911, flip your self in and assist us get Casey White again behind bars as a result of that is the place he will ultimately find yourself.’

The sheriff mentioned that as of Wednesday morning, investigators ‘haven’t any thought the place they is perhaps.’

‘We have been making some good progress on that. We could also be hindered now that a few of that info has gotten out,’ Singleton defined. ‘But, , we’re nonetheless working across the clock to find them and attempt to get them again in custody.’

The sheriff additionally famous, regardless of hopes of her colleagues and superiors on the Lauderdale County Jail, all indicators recommend Vicky willingly participated within the escape.

‘The items of the puzzle simply got here collectively,’ he mentioned.’I believe all of our workers and myself included have been actually hoping that she didn’t take part on this willingly. But all indications are that she completely did.

‘We’re very disillusioned in that as a result of we had the utmost belief in her as an worker and as an assistant director of corrections.’

He famous that she violated coverage by escorting the inmate alone, saying: ‘This explicit man and somebody like that, no, that ought to have by no means occurred, even when we had to delay getting him to courtroom.’

Vicky is a 17-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. Singleton mentioned she had been discussing retirement for a number of months and submitted mandatory documentation to take action final Thursday.

Friday, the day of Casey’s escape, was set to be her final day on the job. The sheriff beforehand mentioned she ‘talked about going to the seaside’ after retirement.

She had additionally been dwelling with her mom after promoting her Lexington house on April 18. Public information reviewed by WAAY revealed Vicky bought the property for $95,550, which was under market worth.

Singleton believes the needed former jailer could also be ‘flush with money’ from the sale. However, he famous her retirement money stays locked up as she was anticipated to satisfy with officers this week to debate these funds.

The manhunt comes because the maniac’s ex-girlfriend begged Vicky to flee the killer as they spent a fifth day on the run. 

The lady, who has not been named however was shot by Casey in 2015, warned her she was ‘disposable’ to the escaped inmate.

‘Casey White may be very harmful to all people that’s round him,’ Casey’s ex informed WAAY-TV on Tuesday. ‘I really feel like he has manipulated her and she’s disposable to him.

‘If [Vicky] continues to be alive, she must get the hell out. Run,’ she added.

‘Run as distant as you’ll be able to and switch your self in and make contact with someone. Do the best factor before you lose your life or before someone else does.’

The unidentified lady is reportedly at an out-of-state hideout and fearful for her life. She mentioned: ‘[Local police] promised to step up patrols, however we’re freaking out. 

‘We do not know if he’s going to indicate up and take us out like he tried to do before. I assumed I might by no means have to fret about him ever once more.’ 

However, regardless of warnings from the authorities and the felony’s alleged prior victims, Connie White maintains her son his not harmful.

‘I do not suppose so. He’s not a monster, I’ll put it that method,’ she informed the Post. ‘He just isn’t the monster they’re making him out to be, in any respect.’

Authorities have supplied a reward of as much as $15,000 for info resulting in Casey’s seize. 

It comes as the US Marshals Service said the pair may have made off in 2007 Ford Edge that is copper in color

It comes because the US Marshals Service mentioned the pair could have made off in 2007 Ford Edge that’s copper in coloration

Officials also said that the pair may have made off in 2007 Ford Edge that is copper in color

Officials additionally mentioned that the pair could have made off in 2007 Ford Edge that’s copper in coloration

In 2020, Casey's request to be transferred out of prison and into the county jail was denied after authorities found a makeshift knife stashed in the shower that they believed he intended to use to force someone to let him out

 In 2020, Casey’s request to be transferred out of prison and into the county jail was denied after authorities discovered a makeshift knife stashed within the bathe that they believed he supposed to make use of to power somebody to let him out

Vicky and Casey were seeing each other while he languished in Lauderdale County jail, inmates told cops

Vicky and Casey have been seeing one another whereas he languished in Lauderdale County jail, inmates informed cops

Timeline of Vicky White and Casey White’s disappearance

Friday at 8.47am: Transport Van 5 leaves the Lauderdale County jail with seven inmates escorted by two deputies

8.56am: Transport Van 2 leaves the jail with 5 inmates additionally escorted by two deputies

9.20am: Assistant Director Vicky White tells a deputy to arrange inmate Casey White for transport to courthouse. Deputy removes White from his cell, takes him to reserving and handcuffs him and shackles his legs.

9.41am: Vicky leaves detention heart with Casey and head to the courthouse for a ‘psychological well being analysis.’ She informed the reserving officer that she is the one deputy out there who’s firearm-certified and that she’s dropping him off to different deputies on the courthouse. Vicky says she’s then going to Med Plus for a personal appointment.

9.49am: Surveillance video exhibits Vicky’s police cruiser parked on the close by Florence Square purchasing heart car parking zone eight minutes after leaving the jail. ‘There was not sufficient time for them to even try and attempt to come to the courthouse,’ Sheriff Rick Singleton mentioned.

11.34am: A Florence Police Department officer spots her cruiser.

3.30pm: Booking officer experiences to administration that they have been making an attempt to contact Vicky to examine on her, and that her telephone goes on to voice mail. The officer additionally says that Casey was not returned to the detention heart with different inmates.

Source: WAAY-TV, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office

 

Vicky’s mother-in-law – whose son handed away earlier this year – believes the guard ‘could have been brainwashed’ by the felony.

Frances White informed DailyMail.com that Vicky is a ‘candy’ one that would not have helped a confessed killer escape.

But her opinion has modified as the times go by and extra details about Vicky’s relationship with inmate Casey White involves gentle.

Vicky was beforehand married to Frances’ son Tommy, who died in January of issues from Parkinson’s Disease.

‘I’m simply proud he wasn’t nonetheless alive, trigger he nonetheless thought she was a good individual,’ Frances informed the Daily Beast.

‘I am unable to think about her working off with that man, however you by no means know. He walked into a lady’s home and stabbed her.’

Frances says her two surviving sons are additionally in shock: ‘They cannot consider it both. My oldest son, no method might he image her leaving with him… It seems like she helped him escape.’

She added: ‘Maybe he is obtained her brainwashed. But I do not understand how he’d have had a likelihood to get her brainwashed, as a result of he was in prison.’

In 2020, Casey’s request to be transferred out of prison and into the county jail was denied after authorities discovered a makeshift knife stashed within the bathe that they believed he supposed to make use of to power somebody to let him out. 

But he was moved to the jail anyway with a view to face capital homicide prices for the dying of Ridgeway.

On Friday, Vicky White informed a reserving officer she was escorting Casey to the county courthouse for a psychological well being analysis. The transfer was in opposition to protocol for Casey, who was at all times meant to have no less than two guards with him. No such analysis was scheduled that day. 

‘Being the boss and over the transport, she simply knowledgeable the reserving officer that she was going to hold him to the courthouse and drop him off, which was a flagrant violation of coverage,’ Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton informed CNN.

‘But I’m certain as a result of it was her boss, the reserving officer did not question it.’

She additionally mentioned she was going to a medical appointment for herself, which was confirmed by the medical doctors’ office, however for which she by no means confirmed. 

US Marshals searching for Vicky and Casey White

US Marshals searching for Vicky and Casey White

US Marshals are providing rewards as much as $5,000 for info resulting in Vicky White and $10,000 for info resulting in Casey White

A statement, which was quickly deleted online, said the vehicle had a bit of damage to the left rear bumper

An announcement, which was shortly deleted on-line, mentioned the automobile had a bit of injury to the left rear bumper

Singleton mentioned Casey was ‘handcuffed and shackled’ at the back of Vicky’s patrol automotive once they each left the county jail that morning.

From there, they went straight to the car parking zone of a close by purchasing heart.

Surveillance footage exhibits Vicky’s police cruiser parked on the Florence Square purchasing heart eight minutes after leaving the jail.

‘There was not sufficient time for them to even try and attempt to come to the courthouse,’ Singleton mentioned. 

The automotive was noticed within the car parking zone an hour-and-a-half later.

‘Casey White is an especially harmful individual. We must get him positioned and get him off the road,’ the sheriff warned.

Vicky is going through prices of ‘allowing or facilitating an escape within the first diploma,’ a felony that carries a most prison time period of 10 years. 

Her mom, Pat Davis, does not consider her daughter would willingly assist an inmate she by no means even talked about.

However, preliminary investigation has urged in any other case. 

Casey White

Casey White

Casey White, above in February 2019, was arrested in 2015 for a crime spree by which he shot at his ex-girlfriend. He beforehand informed police he’d kill her if he obtained out

Connie Ridgeway, 59, was killed in her home at Meadowland Apartments in Rogersville, Alabama in 2015. Casey White said he was paid to kill her

Connie Ridgeway, 59, was killed in her house at Meadowland Apartments in Rogersville, Alabama in 2015. Casey White mentioned he was paid to kill her

Casey White has been described as a  ‘harmful monster’ who promised to kill his ex-girlfriend if he ever obtained out.

In December 2015, he broke into a house in Athens and ordered two males to get down on the bottom at gunpoint, in response to courtroom paperwork.

He fired a number of pictures and left bullet holes within the wall throughout the rampage however his ex-girlfriend managed to flee.

Two younger youngsters have been discovered hiding within the basement, whereas a canine was discovered shot lifeless in a hallway, Fox News experiences.

‘He acknowledged that he needed to kill her and have the police kill him,’ in response to a police report.

‘His solely remorse was that neither was profitable. He acknowledged that if he was launched he would kill the sufferer.’

He was ultimately convicted on 9 counts together with tried homicide, kidnapping and animal cruelty and was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

Casey’s arrest on the age of 32 lastly got here after he engaged in a crime spree that performed out in two counties in Tennessee and Alabama in December 2015.

In one evening, he staged a house invasion and carjacked two automobiles at gunpoint, taking pictures one individual within the arm, WHNT experiences. The crimes have been adopted by a chase the place speeds reached greater than 100 miles per hour.

Vicky's mother says that her daughter, who was named 'employee of the year' four times and was living with her after selling her house five weeks ago, never mentioned an inmate

Vicky’s mom says that her daughter, who was named ‘worker of the year’ 4 occasions and was dwelling with her after promoting her home 5 weeks in the past, by no means talked about an inmate 

Police are pictured in December 2015 taking Casey into custody after a wild rampage across Tennessee and Alabama that ended in a 100mph car chase, and his stolen car stuck in a field

Police are pictured in December 2015 taking Casey into custody after a wild rampage throughout Tennessee and Alabama that resulted in a 100mph automotive chase, and his stolen automotive caught in a discipline

It ended with a stolen automotive caught in a discipline south of Huntsville, and officers – who have been evidently well-known to him – pleading with him to place down his gun and provides himself up. 

He was charged with tried homicide, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree theft, first-degree housebreaking, third-degree housebreaking, breaking and getting into a automobile, animal cruelty for taking pictures a canine and trying to elude.

While serving time in June 2020, he confessed to killing 59-year-old Connie Ridgeway in a murder-for-hire plot two months before the crime spree.

Ridgeway was killed in her house at Meadowland Apartments in Rogersville, Alabama in 2015, in response to WAFF. He mentioned he was paid to kill her, though no motive for hiring a hitman has ever been disclosed.

He pleaded not responsible on grounds of madness and was quickly moved from prison to the Lauderdale County jail to face trial. That’s when he escaped with the assistance of Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White.

Casey's half-brother, Steven Patrick White (pictured), 47, of Town Creek, has been missing since 2017

Casey was in state prison at the time of Steven’s disappearance. Steven is pictured above

Casey’s half-brother, Steven Patrick White, 47, of Town Creek, has been lacking since 2017. Casey was in state prison on the time of Steven’s disappearance

The inmate’s whereabouts aren’t the one thriller plaguing Casey’s household.

Sheriff Max Sanders, of close by Lawrence County, mentioned the Lauderdale County escapee’s half-brother has been lacking since 2017.

Steven Patrick White, 47, of Town Creek, was final seen at his house in October 2017.

His spouse reported him lacking the subsequent day, prompting a canine search of the household property. However, the search was unsuccessful.

The Lawrence County Rescue Squad then carried out a dive staff search for the lacking man in November 2017 which additionally yielded no outcomes.

‘We often get a name from the general public in regards to the fellow’s whereabouts. We observe it up however thus far nothing has panned out,’ Sanders informed AL.com on Tuesday.

Sanders famous that Casey was in state prison on the time of Steven’s disappearance. There is a $2,000 reward for info pertaining to the Town Creek man’s whereabouts.

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