Escaped inmate Casey White and former prison officer Vicky White were taken into custody Monday in Indiana, according to an Alabama sheriff.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said the two fugitives were arrested near Evansville, Indiana, after a chase with US Marshals.
Singleton said at a news conference that marshals were chasing a pickup truck being driven by Casey White when the truck crashed and he surrendered. Vicky White was taken to a hospital.
“Casey White and Vicky White are in custody,” Singleton said. “This is the end of a very long and stressful and challenging week and a half. It ended as we expected. You are in custody.”
The vehicle was found today in Evansville, Indiana, after US Marshals received a tip Sunday that the 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck was found at a car wash in the city, the Marshals Service said. Surveillance photos showed a man who looks very much like Casey White getting out of the vehicle at the car wash, officials said.
Investigators believe the pickup truck was stolen in Tennessee and then driven about 175 miles to Evansville, a police officer told The Associated Press. The official could not publicly discuss details of the investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
The Marshals Service said an arrest warrant was issued for Vicky Sue White on May 2, charging her with allowing or facilitating the first degree escape.
Federal and local law enforcement officials have also learned that Casey White threatened to kill his former girlfriend and sister in 2015, saying “he wanted the police to kill him,” the Marshals Service said. Investigators said they have been in contact with them about the threats and have taken steps to ensure their safety.
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