EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WHNT) – The family of Connie Ridgeway, the woman Casey White is accused of murdering in 2015, said they want to reward James Stinson, the man they believe played an important role in securing White’s return behind the bars.
Stinson provided law enforcement with a tip leading to the capture of escaped Lauderdale County inmate Casey White and former corrections worker Vicky White, who helped him escape.
Stinson, a car wash owner in Evansville, Indiana, noticed an abandoned Ford F-150 with Tennessee plates left on his property. He notified law enforcement of the truck and turned over CCTV footage of a man Stinson believed to be Casey White.
Casey White and Vicky White were apprehended by US Marshals in Evansville on Monday.
Austin Williams, son of Connie Ridgeway, said he slept better at night knowing Casey White was back in police custody.
“It ended up ending much better than expected,” Williams said. “We’ve just seen him (Stinson) and seen his interviews, and we feel like the right thing to do is to get more support for him.”
The family set up a GoFundMe before Casey White and Vicky White were found, hoping to offer a reward for information leading to their capture. Now the fundraising continues, but donors know their contributions will go to Stinson.
Williams said he would like to meet Stinson in person when the family hands over the award money.
“We think he really deserves the awards, but you know how it works, it takes time and who knows if it will work out that way or not,” Williams said. “So we wanted to show our support.”
The link to the GoFundMe for Stinson can be found here.
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