An Alabama murder suspect was caught and the prison supervisor who assisted him with getting away from lethally shot herself on Monday following a 10-day manhunt that finished with a vehicle pursue in Indiana, authorities said.
Jail honcho Vicky White experienced a self-incurred gunfire wound and prisoner Casey Cole White was in guardianship after the pair was found to an inn on a resident tip policing late Sunday night, specialists told journalists Monday evening.
Evansville Sheriff Dave Wedding said the suspects escaped in a dark Cadillac when they were found, bringing about a pursuit.
During the fast pursuit, US Marshal Services slammed into the truck, making the vehicle crash.
“At the point when this happened, the female driver of the vehicle shot herself and the traveler was harmed,”
Wedding said at the public interview.
“Her wounds are intense.
“It’s difficult to accept they’ve been here that numerous days yet we’re happy we staggered on them today.”
Vicky couldn’t endure her wounds. She was moved to a medical clinic where she later passed on.
Wedding said that Vicky was driving the vehicle.
The couple’s dramatic capture took place after US Marshals released photos of a dark-colored 2006 Ford F-150 that was found abandoned in Evansville, Indiana, WVTM 13 reported.
The snaps, taken at a car wash Tuesday, showed a man in a baseball cap and sunglasses believed to be Casey.
Also on Monday, Vicky was hit with upgraded charges of second-degree forgery and identity theft for allegedly using an alias to purchase the distinctive getaway car — an orange 2007 Ford Edge.
That car was later found dumped on a rural road in College Grove, Tenn. just hours after their alleged escape on April 29. Lauderdale County Sheriff Singleton said the car likely was abandoned because of mechanical issues.
Chad Hunt, commander with the US Marshals Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told WAAY that the discovery of the duo’s getaway car in Williamson County, Tennessee, had given authorities a more specific area to focus on in trying to hunt them down.
“Even though we are seven days after the fact of the vehicle being dumped, we have that foundation, we have that springboard starting point,” Hunt told WAAY.
He said that before the Ford Edge was located, they were forced to search in every direction.
“Now we have that direction and so all of our resources are there until we have another direction to pursue,”
he told the outlet.
Casey’s former lawyer, Dale Bryant, meanwhile, said that the inmate “suffers from a mental illness.”
“When he’s on medication and in a supervised environment … he’s a decent person,”
Bryant told the station.
“When he gets out of incarceration, he is unable to stay on his medication and he even self-medicates by smoking methamphetamine or taking other illegal substances.”