GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Giles County detective who interviewed a fugitive murder suspect in Alabama said the fugitive had no respect for human life.
On April 29, suspected murderer Casey White escaped from a Lauderdale County, Alabama jail with the help of a female correctional officer. Warrants have also been issued for that former officer, Vicky White, 56.
But long before Casey White became the target of US Marshals and the center of a nationwide manhunt, he was known in Middle Tennessee as a troublemaker.
Longtime detective Shane Hunter, who interviewed him, said he was a predator and had no respect for life.
“He’s a con artist, well versed in manipulating women,” Hunter told News 2.
Hunter and White last met in December 2015.
After a series of crimes in Alabama, White stole an SUV and drove to a rest stop on I-65 in Giles County, Tennessee.
It was there that White tried to hijack a tractor-trailer, but the driver made an erratic move and Det. Hunter said, White opened fire. Fortunately, no one was hit.
“His thought process, people wouldn’t suspect he was riding in an 18-wheeler,” Det. said Hunter.
Hunter interviewed White after this series of crimes in an unreleased prison confession.
“I saw the big truck, I jumped out, I knocked on the door of the truck driver. I was going to ask him to drive me,” White told police.
When White failed to steal the truck, he saw a woman in a moving car.
Detectives said White attempted to hijack a Kentucky woman in her Toyota, shooting indiscriminately into her car. Investigative photos show bullet holes in the metal and shattered glass. The inside of the car was covered in blood. Detectives say boxes stacked in the back seat may have saved the woman from being shot in the head. She was shot in the arm and survived.
Again, in the Alabama prison confession, White spoke casually about the gunshot.
“I tried to come in and she locked the door. And I tried to smash it, and the gun started going off,” White told police.
The December 2, 2015 crime spree in Giles County ended when White allegedly pulled a gun on a Williamson County man and hijacked his vehicle.
Alabama lawmen pursued White, eventually capturing him, but not before a blistering gunfight that shattered glass and punctured metal.
“He has no remorse for life,” Hunter said. “Whoever he meets, he is a danger to society. I think if he’s trapped, stuck, he’ll use any means possible to escape.
When asked if he had shown remorse for shooting people, Hunter replied, “No. Absolutely not. His main goal was to get away from law enforcement.
Hunter doesn’t think the manhunt will end well for Casey White and possibly the former corrections women who authorities say have now helped him escape and may be on the run with him.
“In my opinion, unfortunately, when he is done with the people who come into his life, he will dispose of them. And move on to the next victim. It’s just a predator,” Hunter said.
The Tennessee cases have yet to go to trial.
The US Marshal Service is currently offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Casey White’s arrest.
According to the latest statement, White and unrelated former correctional officer Vicky Sue Davis White were last seen April 29 in Rogersville, Alabama, in a gold or copper 2007 Ford Edge.
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