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Fugitive Murder Suspect Caught; Woman Who Helped Him Escape Shoots Herself

Posted on | May 9, 2022 | No Comments

Updating last week’s report (“Some Ladies Love the Bad Boys,” May 4) about the case of Alabama murder suspect Casey White, who escaped jail with the assistance of jail administrator Vicky Sue White:

A former Alabama jail official and the murder suspect she is accused of helping escape from custody were apprehended Monday in Indiana after more than a week on the run, law enforcement officials said.
The two fugitives were caught in Evansville, Indiana, after U.S. Marshals pursued their vehicle and then crashed into it, authorities said. Casey White, 38, surrendered and Vicky White, 56, shot herself, and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.
“This has ended a very long and stressful and challenging week and a half. It ended the way that we knew it would. They are in custody,” Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton of Alabama said.
The arrest of the pair, who are not related, ended a nationwide manhunt that began April 29 when Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections for the jail in Lauderdale County, allegedly helped engineer the escape of Casey White, who was awaiting trial in a capital murder case. Vicky White had told co-workers she was taking the inmate from the jail for a mental health evaluation at the courthouse, but the two instead fled the area.
The car they took off in was later found abandoned in Tennessee, but there was no trace of the pair until U.S. Marshals received a tip Sunday that surveillance photos from an Evansville car wash showed a man who closely resembled Casey White exiting a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the Marshals Service said.
On Monday, officials learned that the pair was spotted near the sheriff’s office, said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding in Indiana. As officers arrived, the pair fled in a vehicle and led police on a pursuit, he said. U.S. Marshals collided with them “to try to end the pursuit,” he said. Casey White was injured, not too seriously, in the ensuing crash and Vicky White then shot herself, causing “very serious” injuries, he said.

Another crime solved by video surveillance. What do you think caused the complaints about “mass incarceration” that inspired the demand for “criminal justice reform” in recent years? Don’t you suppose that a major factor is because technology — including widespread video surveillance — has made it more difficult for perpetrators to get away with their crimes? Back in the day, fugitive criminals might evade capture for years, but now video cameras are everywhere, and the same technology that helped authorities apprehend Casey White also helps police solve robberies and murders. And let’s face it, criminals can’t expect a jury to acquit them on the basis of some phony alibi when there is surveillance video proving their guilt. Nowadays, when a store gets robbed, police don’t just offer a description of the robbers, but instead give the media video of the crime as it happened, and next thing you know there’s a call to the Crime Stoppers hotline identifying the perps — whoosh! — a one-way ticket to state prison. Arresting and convicting criminals is so much easier now that the Party of Crime (i.e., Democrats) had to cook up some kind of excuse to help keep their voters out of prison, so “criminal justice reform” became a slogan, and George Soros poured millions of dollars into electing pro-crime politicians like Chesa Boudin, George Gascón, Kim Foxx and Larry Krasner as district attorneys, enacting turn-’em-loose policies to ensure that Democrat voters (i.e., criminals) don’t go to jail.

Excuse that long digression, but it’s not often I get such a perfect occasion to explain what’s actually happening to our criminal justice system.




 

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