EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Casey White, 38, of Florence, Alabama, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a fugitive in possession of a firearm. fire.
Court documents say White allegedly owned four handguns and an AR15 rifle in Evansville on May 9 while on the run after escaping from Lauderdale County Jail on April 29, 2022.
White is legally prohibited from possessing a weapon due to a previous 2019 felony conviction for attempted kidnapping and murder in County Limestone in addition to being a fugitive from justice.
White is being held at Donaldson Correctional Facility on charges related to his April 29 escape and previous charges for which he was convicted in 2019. He will be brought to the Southern District of Indiana at a later date. to be sentenced in federal district court. Authorities said the conviction on both counts is a sentence of up to 10 years in prison per count.
Zachary A Myers, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said, “An indictment is only an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond all else.” reasonable doubt in court.
The investigation into the case was a joint effort between the FBI, the US Marshals Service and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.
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