Alabama inmate who disappeared with corrections officer threatened to kill ex, sister if he ever got out

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The U.S. Marshals Service and other authorities have warned the women of the threats and are working to protect them.

The Alabama inmate who disappeared with a corrections officer previously vowed to killed his ex-girlfriend and sister if he ever got out of prison, officials said Thursday.

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In a statement, the The U.S. Marshals Service announced it was offering an additional $5,000 for information leading to the capture Vicky White, the former assistant director of corrections at the Lauderdale County Jail. White, 56, is wanted on a charge of permitting or facilitating the escape of capital murder suspect Casey White, 38.

Officials are also offering $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Casey White. He was charged with capital murder in 2020 in the stabbing of 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway, and was already serving a 75-year sentence for a 2015 crime spree that involved home invasion, carjacking, and police chase, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Casey White had confessed to the 2020 murder and was awaiting trial when he disappeared with Vicky White on April 29.

The U.S. Marshals Service said that investigators have learned that before his sentencing in 2015, “he made threats against his ex-girlfriend and her sister, warning that if he ever got out, he would kill them and that he wanted police to kill him.”

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The Marshals Service and other authorities have warned the women of the threats and are working to protect them.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said on NBC’s “TODAY” Thursday that Vicky and Casey White, who are not related, have had some kind of relationship for at least two years. The two communicated on the phone.

White was due to retire on the day the pair vanished, officials have said. She had recently sold her home.

The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday released photos of a 2007 orange Ford Edge that they said Vicky White purchased prior to the escape.

They also shared photos of what Vicky White would look like with shorter hair and darker hair.

Casey White is 6-foot-9, officials said. “He has numerous tattoos … including some affiliated with the Alabama-based white supremacist prison gang Southern Brotherhood,” the Marshals Service said.

The pair should be considered dangerous and could possibly be armed with an AR-15 rifle, handguns and a shotgun, according to officials.

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