AL Jail Official Sought In Escape Of Murder Suspect

The Birmingham News reports:

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for the Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections that has been missing with an inmate charged with capital murder, Sheriff Rick Singleton said at a Monday morning press conference.

The charges related to Vicky White involve assisting the inmate, Casey Cole White [no relation], escape from the jail, Singleton said. The charges are permitting or facilitating an escape in the first degree, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Singleton said he believed Casey Cole White’s escape was “orchestrated” and that Vicky White played a role in that orchestration. “Nobody saw this coming,” Singleton said.

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