An ex-girlfriend of the accused killer who went missing from an Alabama prison said on Tuesday she was “panicing” after the inmate who once promised to kill her was released along with a rogue corrections officer.
The unidentified woman spoke as authorities released video footage of suspect Casey White, 38, and the county’s deputy director of corrections, Vicky White, 56, as they left prison together as a manhunt for the couple continued.
“They have” [local police] promised to step up the patrols, but we’re going crazy. We don’t know if he’ll show up and take us out like he tried before,” the woman told Huntsville’s WAAY 31 from an undisclosed location.
“I thought I would never have to worry about him again. Casey White is very dangerous to everyone around him.”
The escaped convict was charged in September 2020 with two counts of capital murder in the stabbing of Connie Ridgeway, 58, and was already serving a 75-year sentence for a 2015 crime series where he was convicted of shooting a person and a dog. , officials said.
Vicky White, who had a “special relationship” with the suspect — to whom she is not related — disappeared along with the inmate after saying she was taking him to a mental health evaluation that didn’t exist, according to the Lauderdale County It sheriff’s office. She is wanted for permitting or facilitating first-degree escape, police said.
White’s ex was able to escape his armed attack but fears he will fulfill her promise to kill her if she is released from prison, the outlet said.
White warned police in 2015 that he would kill the ex if given the chance, according to court documents obtained by Fox News.
“He stated that he wanted to kill her and that the police wanted to kill him,” a police report said. “His only regret was that neither was successful. He stated that if he was released, he would kill the victim.”
The frightened woman also had a message for Vicky White, who the US Marshals Service said was “dangerous” and likely “armed.”
“If she’s still alive, (she’s gotta) damn it. walk. Run as far as you can, turn yourself in and contact someone. Like, do the right thing before you lose your life or do someone else.”
Timestamps released by local authorities show Vicky White, who was tasked with transporting detainees, as she drove her sheriff’s vehicle to the Lauderdale County Jail base port in Florence at around 9:30 a.m.
She entered the building and returned less than a minute later with the handcuffed orange jumpsuit-wearing suspect. After letting him into the back of the cruiser, she walked around the car, sat in the driver’s seat and left, according to the footage.
The duo did not go to the local courthouse for Casey’s fictitious appointment. Instead, they dumped the official car in a shopping center parking lot and disappeared, police said.
Up to $15,000 in rewards were offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.