Alabama prisoner indicted on firearms charges related to jail escape with corrections officer

Alabama prisoner indicted on firearms charges related to jail escape with corrections officer

Casey White, the Alabama prisoner whose escape with a corrections officer sparked a nationwide manhunt in April, was federally indicted Thursday for illegally possessing firearms when he fled, the DOJ introduced.

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The indictment alleges that Casey White had 4 handguns and an AR-15 rifle with him as he fled from an Alabama jail with corrections official Vicky White. He’s charged with one rely every of possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing a firearm as a fugitive, based on the indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Evansville, Indiana.

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Casey White will not be allowed to own a firearm as a result of his 2019 felony convictions for tried homicide and kidnapping, based on the DOJ and inmate data. If convicted, he may resist 10 years in jail for every of the 2 costs.

He’s already serving a 75-year sentence for a separate crime spree in 2015, which included dwelling invasion, carjacking and a police chase, US Marshals mentioned.

Investigators consider the inmate and corrections official, who will not be associated, had fostered a secretive romantic relationship whereas Casey White was housed on the Lauderdale County jail. Vicky White helped plan and execute Casey White’s escape from the jail staging a getaway automobile and gathering provides within the previous days, officers say.

The hunt for the pair concluded with a high-speed automobile chase, which ended when the getaway car wrecked in a ditch. When authorities approached the automobile, they discovered Vicky White had been fatally shot within the head. The coroner’s workplace dominated her method of loss of life was suicide.

The firearms costs are the primary federal costs Casey White faces associated to his escape. He’s already going through state costs for first-degree escape and felony homicide in reference to Vicky White’s loss of life, court docket data present.

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In Alabama, a felony homicide cost can point out the sufferer died whereas the accused was committing one other harmful felony, even when the accused didn’t intend to kill the sufferer or trigger their loss of life.

Casey White additionally faces capital homicide costs associated to the 2015 stabbing loss of life of 59-year-old Connie Ridgeway. He allegedly confessed to the killing however has pleaded not responsible by motive of madness. He was awaiting court docket hearings within the case when he staged his April escape.

After he was caught in Indiana, White was returned to Alabama and is being housed within the William E. Donaldson corrections facility in Bessemer, about 30 miles west of Birmingham.

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