U.S. Marshals service offers $10,000 reward for information on escaped Alabama inmate and corrections officer

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding a missing inmate and corrections officer in Alabama. The service took up the case of escaped Lauderdale County Jail inmate Casey Cole White, 38, and Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White, who went missing after they left the jail together on Friday morning. Despite sharing a last name, the two are not related. U.S. Marshal Marty Keely encouraged anyone with information on Casey White’s location to contact the U.S. Marshal’s Service but warned that he should not be approached, as he is considered dangerous:  “Do not attempt to apprehend this fugitive,” Keely said.

Casey White and Vicki White disappeared at 9:41 a.m. Friday, after Vicki White told colleagues she was taking the inmate to the Lauderdale County Courthouse for a mental evaluation by herself.  However, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said there were no court appearances scheduled for the man and transporting him alone was “a strict violation of policy.”  In addition, Vicki White also told colleagues she was going to seek medical attention after dropping Casey White off at the courthouse because she was feeling unwell; her patrol vehicle was found in a shopping center parking lot less than 2 hours later and the inmate never returned to custody.

Casey White was charged with murder, murder for hire, and burglary in relation to the 2015 death of 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway at her home in Rogersville, Alabama. Casey White had confessed to the murder and was awaiting trial at the jail. according to the U.S. Marshals Service. He is believed to be a serious threat to the public.

Casey White is described by the Marshals Service as being 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighing around 260 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information about Casey White or the location of Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White is encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the U.S. Marshals Tip App.

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