US Marshals offer $10K for info on missing Alabama inmate, deputy

US Marshals on Sunday presented a $10,000 reward for information that helps capture the Alabama inmate who vanished with a corrections officer as she transported him to court for an appointment that was by no means on the textbooks.

Accused murderer Casey Cole White and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White were very last witnessed at about 9:30 a.m. Friday when they still left the local jail, authorities said.

A manhunt was introduced for the two, who are not associated even though they share the exact previous title.

The escaped inmate “is believed to be a serious risk to the corrections officer and the community,” Marty Keely, US Marshal for the Northern District of Alabama, claimed in a assertion.

“Do not attempt to apprehend this fugitive,” reported Keely.

Casey Cole White, 38, was charged with two counts of funds murder in September 2020 for the stabbing loss of life of 58-12 months-aged Connie Ridgeway, the Marshals claimed. He was already in jail at the time for a 2015 criminal offense spree conviction involving a residence invasion and vehicle jacking.

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White said she was bringing the inmate to a mental health evaluation, but the court did not have an appointment on the schedule.
Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Place of work Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White claimed she was bringing the inmate to a mental overall health analysis, but the court docket did not have an appointment on the agenda.
Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Business office by way of AP

The automobile Vicki White was transporting the inmate in was found in a searching middle parking ton on Friday all over 11 a.m., and the sheriff’s place of work stated it was not informed that the two ended up missing till mid-afternoon.

The correction officer explained to colleagues she was bringing the inmate to a psychological wellness evaluation — but there was no these kinds of appointment on the court’s routine, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Friday.

White had also reported that following dropping the prisoner off, she was likely to find health care consideration since she didn’t experience properly, Singleton stated. 

She was by itself when she transported the accused murderer, “a demanding violation of policy,” the sheriff said a push meeting

White, a 25-calendar year veteran of the division, is in demand of coordinating all the transportation from the detention to the court, so she understood she was violating the policy, but most likely wasn’t questioned by subordinates, Singleton claimed.

“I can notify you that every staff in this office environment is shocked,” he told reporters, describing department-large “disbelief.”

The sheriff’s place of work recognized White was lacking when she wasn’t answering her mobile phone and  phone calls went straight to voicemail.

Authorities explained they are investigating no matter whether White and the inmate experienced a prior relationship.