A booking officer at the county jail told another corrections official at 3:30 p.m. that Vicky was unreachable. Calls went straight to voicemail. After it was confirmed that Casey had never returned to jail since leaving with Vicky that morning, the state issued a blue alert, a notice of a violent attack on a law enforcement officer. and an active search for the suspect.
“She scheduled the van ride that morning, made sure all the other armed deputies were out of the building and tied up in court,” Singleton later told CNN. “I knew the booking agent wouldn’t question him, the assistant manager, when she told him she was going to take him to court and drop him off with other employees.”
Plus, he said, she “bought the getaway car, she sold her house, got her hands on some cash, she went shopping, bought him some clothes.”
Authorities discovered his purchase of the Ford Edge on May 1, their first significant lead. They later learned that after ditching the Edge in Tennessee on April 29, the duo paid $6,000 cash for a black Ford F-150 pickup truck that same day.
An Evansville, Ind., police officer saw the truck parked in the area on May 2 while performing a routine check for stolen vehicles and checked the license plate, but it had not been stolen , so nothing appeared.