Alabama prison boss Vicky White went shopping at a sex toy store shortly before helping her inmate boyfriend escape, leading to a hunt for 11-day-old man that ended in his suicide and capture.
The 56-year-old former assistant director of Lauderdale County Corrections, 56, stopped by Sugar & Spice Adult Novelties in Florence where she picked up some lingerie and possibly an assortment of sex toys some time before the April 29 escape, according to store workers and the Daily Mirror. .
When contacted by The Post, a store worker declined to provide further details, but the store owner previously told the Daily Mirror that Vicky was walking strangely.
“It was like she was old before her time. She was waddling slowly rather than walking,” the owner told the outlet.
“God knows how she managed to escape.”
Meanwhile, more details about the former prison chief’s well-calculated plan have come to light in a lengthy interview U.S. Marshal Marty Keely gave The Associated Press about his ill-fated adventure with the murder suspect Casey Cole White.
Keely and her team learned that Vicky had sold her Lexington home for $95,000 – well below market value – weeks before the escape and had also applied for retirement from Lauderdale County the day before she disappeared.
She also recently added an AR-15 assault rifle and a shotgun to her gun collection and went shopping at a Kohl’s department store, where she bought men’s clothing, the report reported. ‘AP.
The morning the couple went missing, Vicky had told co-workers she was taking Casey for a scheduled mental health evaluation at the county courthouse. But around 3 p.m. that afternoon, they realized something was seriously wrong when the inmate had not returned to the detention center and calls to Vicky’s cell went straight to voicemail. vocal.
Investigators knew Vicky was an employee of integrity who had spent nearly 17 years in the service and initially believed that Casey had kidnapped her during her date. However, they soon realized his cover story was just a ruse when they found out that no date for Casey had ever been scheduled.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton appealed to the U.S. Marshals Service for help and soon Keely and the agency’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were looking for clues.
Their first lead came from a colleague who told investigators that Vicky asked them to pick her up from an Academy Sports + Outdoors store inside the Florence Square shopping center after she accidentally locked her keys in the car and had to get to work sometime before the escape.
Working from the tip, investigators later discovered Vicky’s sheriff’s patrol car abandoned in that same parking lot, where she had also hidden the couple’s first getaway vehicle – a conspicuous orange 2007 Ford Edge she had bought with money and under a pseudonym.
Two law enforcement officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity claimed Vicky conducted a ‘dry run’ with Casey before the escape when she pulled him out of the dungeon a day for about 40 minutes.
However, Singleton refuted that account in an interview with NewsNation, saying there was no evidence that Vicky broke Casey out of jail earlier.
Before long, the Bonnie and Clyde duo were out of state and nearly 200 miles away.
Keely’s team only got their first solid lead on the couple’s whereabouts a week after their disappearance when a tow truck driver in rural Tennessee called for a tip after realizing he had towed the couple’s Ford Edge just hours after they’d left town.
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While it had been a week since the car was abandoned, at least investigators had a starting point, Keely said.
They quickly scoured the area where the Ford Edge had been discovered and soon found a local who recognized a photo of Casey and said he had sold her a Ford F-150 pickup truck for cash.
The man told Casey the truck didn’t have a license plate, but he didn’t mind, Keely said.
“He’s like, ‘Yeah, I sold him a truck,'” Keely said of the local.
“And so, we found out that he sold her a truck the same day they escaped from Lauderdale County Correctional Facility. And that was only hours after they escaped.
As Casey and the local were making the deal, a woman in an orange Ford drove up and the two drove off together, with Vicky apparently trailing her boyfriend, the man reminded investigators.
He also gave the cops the truck’s vehicle identification number – which led to their next break.
Vicky and Casey then took the truck to Evansville, Indiana, and paid a homeless man to book them a 14-night stay at Motel 41 so they could lay still for a bit and figure out their next move. said local cops previously.
But the day after they arrived, the escaped convict abandoned the truck at a car wash, which the store owner immediately found suspicious.
He phoned the police, but when they determined the car was not stolen, they said there was nothing they could do and the truck had been towed away.
Fortunately, the cop who had investigated the truck noted its VIN number and four days later Keely’s team spotted it in a report and sent a squad of marshals to Evansville.
Cops then realized the couple were now using a third vehicle – a Cadillac sedan – and when a deputy saw it at Motel 41, marshals set up a watch on the location.
On Monday afternoon, cops saw Vicky, who was wearing a wig, exit the motel with her 6ft 9in handsome guy and take off in the Cadillac, which the marshals followed, resulting in a brief chase that ended ended when they hit the vehicle.
“The airbags will explode and kill us!” Vicky was heard screaming during a 911 call as she told Casey they should run.
“Take us back to the p—- hotel!”
Seconds later, she turned the gun on herself.
“Please help my wife, she just shot herself in the head,” Keely said, Casey shouted. Authorities confirmed that the couple were not married.
Vicky was later pronounced dead in a hospital and Casey was discharged Tuesday night to Alabama.
With post wires