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The story of Vicky White and Casey White, (no relation), has captured the attention of America this week as law enforcement continues their intense manhunt for the unlikely pair of criminals.
Vicky, a corrections officer from Alabama, removed Casey White, (a felon), from jail last week on what was to be her last day on the job. The excuse was that Casey White was due for a mental health exam outside of the prison.
But, as soon as the pair could, they ditched the police cruiser for a pedestrian SVU and took off running.
New details about their intimate relationship are now coming to light.
Vicky and Casey White’s relationship traces back to as early as 2020, authorities said, when Casey White – who was already serving time in a state prison – was first brought to Lauderdale County for an arraignment on murder charges related to the 2015 death of 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway.
“As far as we know that was the earliest physical contact they had,” Singleton said.
Singleton said Casey White and Vicky White had a “special relationship” that was confirmed, in part, by other inmates who told investigators Casey White “was getting extra food on his trays” and “was getting privileges no one else got. And this was all coming from her.”
The escape was a surprise to just about everyone.
Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly last spoke with Vicky White the day before she disappeared and said he was “absolutely stunned” to learn of the situation. Connoly described the officer as “the most solid person at the jail.”
“I am so disappointed in her,” he said. “She was trusted, and she exploited that trust.”
Vicky White’s mother, who she had been living with for the past five weeks after selling her home, said she never heard her daughter mention Casey White and was shocked to find out she had gone missing with an accused murderer.
“As a mother, I didn’t know how to act because I thought at first it was a mistake. And then when I found out for sure it was, it was just disbelief,” Pat Davis told CNN affiliate WAAY.
Vicky was set to retire the next day, and had also sold her house just prior to the escape.
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