Authorities filed an arrest warrant for a jail employee on Monday, alleging that he assisted an inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge in escaping from an Alabama jail. The couple was being sought.
When inmate Casey Cole White, 38, and Vicky White, the facility’s assistant director of prisons, departed the Lauderdale County Detention Center in Florence, Alabama, on Friday morning, they were chained and handcuffed. They have not been seen since, however the police car they used to leave the detention center was located in a nearby shopping center parking lot after their disappearance was discovered.
Authorities have no idea where they are, but the convict should be identifiable based on his stature. He is 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 meters) tall and weighs around 260 pounds. Authorities have cautioned anybody who sees the couple not to approach them.
“We consider both of them dangerous and in all probability, both individuals are armed,” U.S. Marshal Marty Keely said at a press conference Monday. He noted that Casey White “will stand out” because of his size even if he has changed his appearance.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Monday that they had issued an arrest warrant for Vicky White, 56, on charges of permitting or allowing an escape. She is not related to White.
She violated a policy that required more than one official to be involved in transporting him, according to Singleton. The policy was put in place when White was jailed two years ago and authorities believed he was planning to escape.