US delegates offer reward for information on fugitive inmate and ‘missing’ prison guard

The US Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive inmate Casey Cole White and the location of “missing and threatened correctional officer” Vicky White. Both disappeared friday after Vicky White took Casey White for what she told others was a mental health evaluation.

“Do not attempt to arrest this fugitive,” US Marshal Marty Keely said in a statement on Sunday.

Casey White, 38, was being held at the Lauderdale County Jail in Alabama awaiting trial on murder charges before his disappearance. He was already serving time for a series of crimes in 2015, which included “home invasion, car theft and police pursuit”, the Sheriff’s Service said, when he “confessed to the murder”.

White is described by the Marshals Service as being 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighing around 260 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday released the latest images of Casey White.

Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections, left the prison with Casey White at 9:41 a.m. Friday, according to Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton. The two are not related. She told other officials that she would drop Casey White in court for a mental health evaluation and then go for a doctor’s appointment, Singleton told a news conference on Friday.

According to Singleton, Vicky White’s patrol car was found in the mall parking lot at around 11 am and authorities learned around 3:30 pm that Casey White had never been returned to custody and that no one had been able to contact Vicky White.

Vicky White was armed with a 9mm pistol at the time of her disappearance, Singleton said, leading authorities to assume Casey White is now armed and “extremely dangerous”.

Singleton said on Friday that, after speaking with the court, officials confirmed there was no mental health assessment scheduled. He also said her decision to take the prisoner to court alone was “a strict violation of policy”, as someone accused of such a serious crime should be accompanied by two deputies.

“Obviously, you know, we’re looking at it from all angles,” Singleton said on Friday. “Did she help him escape? That’s obviously a possibility. So we’re looking at it as an investigation angle. Was she kidnapped on her way to court? You know, taken against her will? You’re looking.”

The sheriff’s office did not provide any updates other than the new images of Casey White released on Sunday. A press conference is scheduled for 10:30 am on Monday.

The Marshals Service said those with information should contact the service at 1-800-336-0102 or leave an anonymous report through the US Marshals Tip app.

Victoria Albert contributed reporting.

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