Alabama Prison Escapee Compared To Ted Bundy And Charles Manson
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A victim of fugitive Casey White has compared the suspected murderer to Ted Bundy and Charles Manson.
The search is on to find prison guard Vicky White and suspected murderer Casey White after the pair – who are said to have been in a secret 'special relationship' – fled Lauderdale County Jail in Alabama and have been on the run since Friday, 29 April.
Charles Abernathy has since spoken out about when he was held at gunpoint by the escaped convict in 2015, describing Casey as 'hunter-like'.
Abernathy told the New York Post Casey 'will literally do anything and everything, including killing, including kidnapping, including killing animals and putting children in danger, to get what he wants'.
He said: "And of all people to escape, this dude is probably the worst level that you could possibly let escape.
"You’ve got like Manson and you’ve got friggin’ like Bundy and all these crazy people. He is on that level for me."
On the evening of 2 December, 2015, Abernathy recalled Casey bursting into his and his boyfriend's home armed with two guns.
Casey's ex-girlfriend was reportedly living at the property, and Abernathy claimed Casey had been searching for her with a plan to kill her.
Abernathy, his boyfriend and Casey's ex-girlfriend were allegedly held at gunpoint, with Casey repeatedly shouting, "Get down!"
In that moment, Abernathy said he believed he would die. "I just knew it was over," he said.
However, Abernathy's dog, Missy Britches, came to the rescue, surprising Casey by flying into the room and biting him.
Abernathy said: "Missy Britches, she ran. She heard what was going on … she is the true heroine of the story. Why, she saved our lives.
"If it wouldn’t have been for her, I am 99.999% sure we would have died that night. Actually, no, I’m 100% sure we would probably died that night."
The USMS is releasing more photos of Casey White depicting his identifiable tattoos. If you have information as to the whereabouts of Casey of Vicky White, submit a tip here: https://t.co/3Jrp4ji80V pic.twitter.com/hauwz92a3j— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) May 6, 2022
Abernathy, his boyfriend and Casey's ex-girlfriend were able to flee to safety with the help of Missy Britches. However, Casey reportedly shot and killed the dog.
Abernathy said Missy Britches was 'super loyal', and said they 'buried her actually on that land as well', symbolic of her status as the house's 'protector'.
Casey was apprehended the same night of the home invasion after a standoff with police.
Abernathy said he fears for his life now Casey is out of prison, worried the fugitive will 'hunt' him down because he testified during his trial in February 2019 about the 2015 crime spree that Casey subsequently went on to serve time for.
USMS is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of escaped Lauderdale Co. jail inmate, Casey White, and the location of missing and endangered corrections officer, Vicky White. Submit tips at 1-800-336-0102 or https://t.co/vS0w4N9rNp pic.twitter.com/IELaGt310K— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) May 1, 2022
He noted: "Casey White is good enough to not be caught. He stalked our house for days before he came in … he’s very hunter-like.
"[...] If I had the means, I would pack my stuff and get my dog and I would go as far as possible from the state of Alabama."
Casey was sentenced to 75 years in prison for a number of crimes he committed during his 2015 crime spree.
Sheriff Rick Singleton from Lauderdale County admitted authorities are 'sort of at a loss' over the 'well thought-out, calculated plan' conducted by Casey and prison officer Vicky.
A warrant has been issued for Vicky White, 56, charging her with permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree in connection with capital murder suspect Casey White's escape from jail: https://t.co/9Lx6DHM6PC pic.twitter.com/hULhU1g1QR— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) May 3, 2022
Abernathy has warned Casey may indeed be hard to find because he is reportedly known to wear 'camouflage'.
While Sheriff Singleton stated 'all indications' point to Vicky participating in the escape 'willingly,' Abernathy said he's 'afraid' the prison officer isn't 'even alive anymore'.
He concluded: "To me, she was a means to an end."
Anyone with information on the Whites’ location is urged to contact urged to contact law enforcement. You can call the USMS Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Anonymous tips may also be submitted via the U.S. Marshals Tip App