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Escaped Alabama Inmate And Former Prison Guard Captured By Police After Going On The Run Together

Escaped Alabama Inmate And Former Prison Guard Captured By Police After Going On The Run Together

Corrections officer Vicky White shot herself while police chased after the pair who have been missing for nearly two weeks.

Police in the US have captured an escaped prison inmate and a former prison guard after the pair went on the run together.

Murder suspect Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White have been taken into custody, according to CNN, after police chased them in Evansville, Indiana.

US Marshals have revealed Vicky White shot herself during the chase.

Authorities got a tip off about the pair's whereabouts and a chase quickly ensued.

Casey and Vicky will be brought back to Alabama for arraignment.

Vicky White was caught on camera sneaking 6ft 9 ‘monster’ Casey White (no relation) out of Lauderdale County Jail, located in Florence, Alabama, late last month.

Investigators and inmates warned that the two of them had developed a ‘special relationship’ with each other.

Security footage of the event, which took place on 29 April, shows the 56-year-old widow holding a door open for White - still wearing handcuffs - before the two of them jumped into a black car together and sped off at approximately 9.30am.

The day the two went missing was supposed to be Ms White's last day on the job after 25 years of ‘exemplary’ service.

Her colleagues said she had recently sold her home and planned to spend more time at the beach.

"I would have trusted Vicki with my life. I really mean it," Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly told reporters.

"If we needed something from the jail, she was our go-to person, a solid employee. That's why it's so shocking."

Casey White was first arrested back in 2015 following a violent crime spree.

He was serving a 75-year sentence for attempted murder and was set to also have an upcoming trial for killing 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway, which he confessed to, The Guardian reports. He faces execution if convicted.

White has been described as a 'dangerous monster' who promised to kill his ex-girlfriend if he ever got out, with a police report claiming: "He wanted to kill her and have the police kill him, and that his only regret was that neither was successful.

"He stated that if he was released he would kill the victim.”

Featured Image Credit: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office

Topics: Crime, News, US News