EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The escaped inmate on the run with a former corrections officer who helped him flee returned to Alabama late Tuesday after an 11-day, multistate hunt for the fugitive couple.
Authorities brought Casey White, 38, to the courthouse in Lauderdale County, Alabama, from Evansville, Indiana, where he and former corrections officer Vicky White, 56, had been hiding out for days to figure out their next move before their capture, investigators said.
After numerous leads, abandoned vehicles and a car chase, Casey White surrendered Monday, but Vicky White died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an autopsy report found. The former assistant director of corrections for Lauderdale County sold her home and planned to retire the day she aided Casey White’s escape from the Alabama jail where she worked, police said.
Casey White appeared briefly in Lauderdale County court Tuesday evening. CNN reported Judge Ben Graves told White he would be charged with escape in the first degree. White was already serving a 75-year prison sentence for kidnapping and attempted murder charges, and he also was facing trial on a capital murder charge.
The couple evaded capture for over a week and a half with thousands of dollars in cash, several firearms and multiple vehicle swaps, according to police accounts of the search for the fugitives.
But new details continue to emerge on how Casey White…