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FOOTAGE captured the dramatic moment fugitive Casey White was arrested by cops – seconds after his alleged lover Vicky White shot herself dead during a police chase.

Casey could be heard telling cops to “please check my wife” as he was handcuffed by Evansville Police officers Monday after the two were captured following an 11-day manhunt.

Dramatic footage captured the moment Casey White was arrestedCredit: Evansville Police Department
He could be heard calling Vicky his 'wife' as he is cuffed by Evansville PoliceCredit: Evansville Police Department
Vicky White, a former assistant director of corrections shot herself, an autopsy confirmedCredit: AFP
Casey White was taken into custody following the crashCredit: Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office
Pictures show the wrecked vehicle following the chaseCredit: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

More footage from the police department showed cops removing a gun from Vicky's body before rending first aid.

The pair were found at a hotel before taking cops on a brief car chase that lasted a few minutes, according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding.

Vicky, 56, was driving the car and Marshals found her with a gunshot wound to the head.

Dramatic footage uploaded online showed the moment cops swooped on Casey and took him away in cuffs.

At least a dozen officers surrounded the fugitive.

Cops said their vehicle was involved in a wreck as pictures showed their mangled car.

Casey White was taken into custody while Vicky was hospitalized before she died of her injuries.

The local coroner confirmed that she died in the hospital. The cause of death was later revealed as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, an autopsy confirmed.

Casey and Vicky were expected to be brought back to Alabama for arraignment on new charges following their capture.

She was facing up to 10 years behind bars for helping Casey.

Cops hoped Vicky would survive her injuries as Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said she had "answers to give".

He said: "I had every bit of trust in Vicky White. She had been an exemplary employee.

"And what in the world provoked her, or prompted her, to pull something like this, I don’t know. I don’t know if we’ll ever know."

The vehicle the two were driving in is believed to have been stolen in Tennessee and was driven nearly 175 miles to Evansville, investigators said. 

Singleton said that Casey will arrive in Florence, Alabama around 9:30pm, where a judge will be on standby for his arraignment. He will be transferred to the state prison.


Photos of an abandoned blue Ford F150 were released by US Marshals earlier on Monday. The vehicle was found at a carwash in Evansville. 

James Stinson, who manages the carwash, told NewsNation that he noticed the truck had been at his business for several days. 

Stinson said that he called local police, who told the man that he could have the truck towed, which he did. 

Days later, on Sunday, he checked surveillance footage and noticed Casey and Vicky near the vehicle and immediately told authorities. 

When asked what he thought of how the manhunt ended, Stinson said he knew that it would turn out this way.

“If a local cop had pulled them over, he [White] would’ve shot them. It took a team of law enforcement to do this,” he said.

Stinson urged community members to come forward with information in the future, adding: “See something, say something. It works.”


Alleged lovers Casey and Vicky fled the Lauderdale County, Alabama, jail at around 9.30am on April 29.

Vicky was captured on surveillance video holding the door open for a shackled White.

A second-degree angle showed them getting into a marked patrol car and driving away.

The sheriff's squad car seen in the surveillance video was found in the parking lot of a local shopping center.

Casey and Vicky were nowhere in sight. The two are not related despite having the same last name.

Vicky was the county's assistant director of corrections and she had contact with all the inmates at one time or another, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton told CNN.

On the day of the prison break, Vicky told her colleagues around 9am that she was taking White, a murder suspect, to the county courthouse for a mental health evaluation.

She also told her coworkers that she felt ill and planned to see a doctor afterward.

No one realized that the two were missing until around 3.30pm.

As the search intensified, police warned the public that the two were considered dangerous and may be armed with an AR-15 rifle, handguns, and a shotgun.

Following their disappearance in northwest Alabama, an arrest warrant was issued for Vicky on charges of permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree.

Singleton initially told reporters that while it was clear Vicky participated in White's escape, it was unclear whether she did so willingly.


This is apparently not the first time Casey White has attempted to escape custody.

The son of his alleged victim said that White attempted to break out of the same jail in October 2020, shortly after an alleged confession to the cold case murder of Connie Ridgeway.

Ridgeway, a 58-year-old mom of two, was stabbed to death during a home invasion in 2015.

White was already serving time for a 2015 crime spree that involved a home invasion, carjacking, and a police chase, according to Marshals.

He reportedly confessed to Ridgeway's murder and was awaiting trial at the Lauderdale jail when he disappeared.

Ridgeway's son, Austin Williams, told The Sun that he feared for his safety, as well as the safety of the general public, while Casey White remained at large.

"He's a very dangerous person with a violent history and anyone who comes into contact with [Casey and Vicky] needs to contact 911 right away," Austin said.

"This is a six-foot-nine, 250-pound man who broke into a woman’s apartment and stabbed her to death," he alleged.

"Anyone who crosses his path is in a huge amount of danger ... there's no limit to what he might do."

Vicky was captured on surveillance video holding the door for a shackled Casey White on the morning of their prison escapeCredit: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office
Investigators claim Vicky and Casey White had an intimate relationshipCredit: The Mega Agency
Casey White was awaiting trial after reportedly confessing to the cold case murder of Connie Ridgeway, a 58-year-old mom of twoCredit: EPA

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