A former Alabama corrections officer and a jail inmate who led authorities on an 11-day manhunt earlier this yr spoke tons of of instances by telephone earlier than his escape and a lot of the calls have been sexually express, a regulation enforcement official stated Thursday.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton stated that thus far investigators have listened to slightly greater than half of the 949 calls that Vicky White and Casey White made to one another between August 2021 and February 2022, whereas he was in jail on the William Donaldson Correctional Facility.
Investigators have been poring over the recorded calls in preparation for Casey White’s prosecution, Singleton stated.
Singleton’s feedback have been first reported by AL.com.
When the calls started, Casey White had been in jail for a collection of 2015 crimes that included a house invasion, a carjacking and fleeing police. Whereas behind bars, he confessed to a separate crime — the 2015 homicide of Connie Ridgeway, 58 — and was moved to the Lauderdale County jail in February to await trial.
Vicky White, the jail’s assistant director of corrections, had been an worker there for almost twenty years. On April 29, the day that was purported to be Vicky White’s final earlier than retiring, she and Casey White vanished.
“To date we haven’t discovered something in relation to the escape,” Singleton stated. “Most of it’s mainly telephone intercourse.”
“That averages out to about 4 instances a day,” he added.
A lawyer for Casey White didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
In early July, roughly two months after Vicky White died by suicide as authorities closed in on the pair, Casey White was charged with felony homicide in her dying.
Casey White has pleaded not responsible in Vicky White’s dying. The pair weren’t associated.
Officers have beforehand stated the pair had a “particular relationship,” and that they’d been in contact for a few years. After the Could 10 police pursuit that ended with them crashing a Cadillac sedan in an Indiana ditch, Casey White emerged from the automobile and stated that his “spouse” had taken her personal life and he “did not do it.”
On Thursday, Singleton stated he believed Casey White had manipulated his former worker — a follow he described as routine within the jail.
“She’d been on the job 17 years,” he stated. “She’d seen younger officers are available in and get manipulated. Everybody’s been approached. We inform them to be prepared for it, and she or he’d be the one that may coach them.”
With Casey White, Singleton alleged, “she bought conned herself.”