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Casey Cole White, the Alabama prison escapee whose 11 days of wrongful release ended on Monday, called fugitive prison guard Vicky White his “wife” when law enforcement officers have caught up, officials confirmed to Fox News.
Casey White, 38, and Vicky White, 56, had been involved in a police chase in Evansville, Indiana, on Monday night when law enforcement officers intercepted and collided with the Cadillac that Vicky White was driving, officials previously said. Vicky then suffered what initially appeared to be a self-inflected gunshot wound.
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As Casey White exited the vehicle, he told officers that his “wife” had committed suicide, a spokesperson for the U.S. Marshal Service confirmed to Fox News Digital on Tuesday. The spokesperson did not have Casey’s exact statement to officers and could not confirm whether the couple were actually married.
The couple were taken into custody and Vicky White was rushed to an area hospital with “very serious” injuries, Sheriff Dave Wedding told reporters after the crash. Vicky later died and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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Meanwhile, Casey White was taken to Vanderburgh County Jail at approximately 1:42 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
He is expected to be extradited to Alabama in the coming days.
It is believed that Vicky and Casey were in possession of a shotgun, rifle and possibly Vicky’s service weapon when they fled the facility. In the months leading up to the escape, Vicky sold her house for about half of what she could have gotten and bought a 2007 Ford Edge SUV, which they later appeared to use in their efforts.
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Vicky White was facing charges including forgery, identity theft and authorizing/assisting an escape. Prior to the manhunt, she spent months telling co-workers she planned to move to the beach.