June 6, 2023


Automotive and technology

Car towed hour before authorities knew inmate and jailer missing, says sheriff


LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The nationwide manhunt proceeds for an escaped Lauderdale County inmate and the corrections staff who assisted him escape on April 29.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton held a news conference on Friday, May possibly 6, to give the most current in the investigation. The total convention can be viewed in the video clip participant down below:

Singleton stated that the 2007 copper Ford Edge Casey White and Vicky White were previous found driving was observed in a rural region of Middle Tennessee Friday afternoon in advance of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Workplace knew they were being missing. The phone arrived into the tow corporation at 1:50 p.m. and the automobile was towed at 2:37p.m.

Heithcock Towing corporation in Franklin TN had been keeping the auto but experienced no plan that the car or truck belonged to Vicky White and Casey White who may have been driving, until the towing company proprietor saw it on the information a whole 7 times later on. 

An alert went out about the vehicle on Tuesday, but Heithcock Towing did not see the notify right up until Thursday night. The 2007 automobile was ditched just hours immediately after their alleged escape officials mentioned.  

“I’m certain that he’s witnessed some of the protection that you men have delivered for us, and he noticed a description of the car or truck and then possibly a light-weight went off and he said, ‘hey I believe I try to remember towing that car or truck,’ and went out in the whole lot and found it,” reported Singleton.

It is Singleton’s perception that the two ran into some form of mechanical problems with the SUV and that is why they abandoned it the place they did.

Casey White and Vicky White seemingly tried to spray paint the car a eco-friendly colour, according to Singleton.

Law enforcement officers are wanting into stories of stolen cars in the spot for clues to where by Vicky White and Casey White have long gone next.

Singleton said there have been no credible sightings of the two due to the fact Friday.

When requested what he would say to Vicky White, Singleton stated, “You know we’re likely to uncover. Hopefully we uncover you harmless. If you are secure suitable now, get out although you can and convert you in to regional authorities anywhere you’re at.”

Governor Kay Ivey has provided a $5,000 reward each and every for data foremost to the arrest of Casey White and Vicky White. The whole award money for Casey White is $15,000 and Vicky White $10,000, a grand whole of $25,000 for details that leads to the arrest of each.

Lauderdale County District Lawyer Chris Connolly claimed the governor supplied the reward in just an hour of him submitting the ask for.

Anybody with information and facts on Casey or Vicky’s location ought to call the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office environment at (256) 760-5757. If you see them, do not technique and connect with 911 immediately. Recommendations can also be submitted on the U.S. Marshals website or by calling (800) 336-0102.


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