Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections at Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, has died from a self-inflected gunshot wound following an 11-day multi-state search.
Vicky White and Casey Cole White, an inmate charged with capital murder, went missing at 9:41 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 30. Vicki White told guards she was taking inmate Casey White to the county courthouse for a mental evaluation at around 9:30 a.m. She mentioned that she was not feeling well and expressed intentions to seek medical care after dropping the prisoner off.
According to investigators, Vicky left the jail and drove straight to the parking lot where the patrol car would later be found. Surveillance cameras caught the pair exiting the lot in a 2007 rust-colored Ford Edge with minor damage to the rear left bumper.
In the weeks leading up to the escape, Vicky White had sold her home, withdrew $90,000 in cash from multiple banks, and purchased both a getaway vehicle and firearms.
On Monday, May 9, the two were found in Indiana and were arrested after a chase in Evansville, Indiana, ended in a crash. According to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding, Vicky White shot herself after the pursuit and was taken to Deaconess Hospital in serious condition. Casey White managed minor injuries and surrendered.
Vicky later died as a result of her injury. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.