Chilling 911 call shows Vicky White telling her lover to ‘let’s get out and run’ moments before shooting herself

Chilling 911 audio captured the moment Alabama corrections officer Vicky White told her jail lover to “let’s get out and run” moments before investigators say she fatally shot herself in the head.

The audio, released Tuesday night, reveals the 56-year-old’s final moments and the last words she said to Casey Cole White, the 38-year-old convict whom she allegedly helped escape from jail and gave himself up to. the leak for 10 days.

The Whites, who are neither related nor married and are said to have been in a relationship for the past two years, were finally located in Evansville, Indiana, on Monday following a nationwide manhunt.

After a brief police car chase, officers pulled the couple’s Cadillac off the road and into a ditch.

White turned herself in to authorities and was taken into custody, while Mrs. White was found with a gunshot wound to the head. She was rushed to the hospital where she died of her injuries hours later.

On Tuesday night, the Vanderburgh County Coroner ruled Mrs. White’s death a suicide and said an autopsy found she had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

During the police chase, a 911 call was made from the fugitive’s vehicle. It is not clear if it was the inmate or the prison officer who initially made the call.

At the beginning of the seven-minute audio, the dispatcher is heard saying “911” and “hello”, while Mrs. White speaks in the background saying “oh my God” and “stop, stop”.

“Airbags are going to go off,” she yells, sounding terrified.

“The air bags are going off. Let’s get out there and run,” she says, as sirens wail in the background.

Seconds later, officers pulled the couple’s Cadillac off the road and into a ditch, and Ms. White allegedly shot herself.

No voices are heard for a while before a man is later heard saying “his finger is on the trigger”, as the call continues after the accident.

Separate body camera footage revealed that officers found a Ms. White limp inside the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound and with the firearm still in her hand.

The body camera, taken from the body camera of a first responder arriving at the crash scene, shows officers commenting that Mrs. White still has the gun in her hand.

“He still has it in his hand,” says an officer.

“What weapon does he have to his head?” another answers.

The first officer replies, “Yes, there… the finger is on the trigger.”

Officers first remove the gun from her hand, before removing her from the vehicle and administering first aid.

The release of the explosive audio and police footage came as officials faced questions about whether it might have been his lover in jail who pulled the trigger.

The Evansville Police Department also released dramatic mug shots showing officers removing White, a six-foot-nine-inch-tall fugitive, from the car and handcuffing him to a patrol car while Ms. White is still trapped inside.

Immediately after his arrest, White told officers that he was innocent of causing Ms. White’s injuries, according to US Marshals.

“You guys help my wife, she shot herself in the head and I didn’t,” he allegedly said.

Vicky White died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head

(Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office)

The Whites were not married, authorities confirmed.

No law enforcement officers opened fire during the encounter with the fugitives.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said Tuesday that the couple planned to have a shootout with police officers but were prevented from doing so after officers ran them off the road.

A treasure trove of weapons including at least four handguns, a semi-automatic handgun and an AR-15 was found inside his vehicle, along with around $29,000 in cash and several red and blonde wigs.

White was sent back to Alabama Tuesday night after waiving his right to extradition that morning.

He appeared in the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, where he was charged with first-degree flight.

As he was led in and out of the courthouse, he ignored members of the media who asked if he felt any remorse for the death of the woman who gave up her home, job and life to run away with him.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said at a news conference Tuesday that White had shown no remorse for Mrs. White’s death.

Casey White arrives at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, Alabaam, on Tuesday night

(AP)

His latest charge will add to an already lengthy rap sheet as he is scheduled to stand trial in June for the 2015 stabbing murder of 58-year-old mother Connie Ridgeway, a crime he previously confessed to.

He is already serving a 75-year sentence after being convicted of a crime spree in both Alabama and Tennessee that involved him shooting one person and holding six at gunpoint.

The Marshals Service said White also threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her sister in 2015, and previously said he wanted police to kill him.

The net closed on the targets after a 10-day getaway in which the pair crossed at least four states and changed getaway vehicles at least four times.

A nationwide manhunt first began on April 29 when Ms. White picked up the inmate from the Lauderdale County Jail around 9:30 a.m. claiming she was taking him for a mental health evaluation at the county courthouse. Lauderdale county.

She told her co-workers that once she had escorted him to court, she would seek medical attention for her because she was not feeling well.

The couple never made it to court and officials later learned that White had no court appearance or appointments scheduled for that day.

Ms. White’s 2013 Ford Taurus patrol car was found abandoned in a shopping center parking lot not far from the jail around 11 a.m. that day.

But several more hours passed before the couple fell under suspicion.

Body camera footage shows the moment fugitive Casey White is captured

Around 3:30 pm that afternoon, Mrs. White’s co-workers became concerned that she had not returned and were unable to reach her by phone.

It was only then that they also realized that White had not returned to jail either.

With Mrs. White now dead, many unanswered questions remain about the prison break and suspected suicide of the 56-year-old widow who had an “exemplary” two-decade career.

Sheriff Singleton said the couple had been in what he described as a “prison romance” or a “special relationship” for the past two years.

He said there is evidence that they had been in contact since 2020 when White was transferred out of the county jail after he was accused of planning another prison break.

Mrs. White allegedly contacted him by phone before the inmate was transferred back to the local jail in February.

Upon his return, White had received special treatment from the prison officer, including being given extra food on his trays, authorities said.

Mrs. White had also sold her home just five weeks earlier for well below market value, withdrew $90,000 in cash from her bank accounts and filed for retirement days before the couple disappeared.

His last day of work was the day he disappeared, although his retirement papers had not been finalized.

After selling her house, she moved in with her mother, who previously said she knew nothing about her daughter’s retirement plans and had never heard her talk about White.

Immediately after her prison break, Mrs. White was described as an “exemplary employee” who had repeatedly won employee of the year awards.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offer support; you can talk to someone free of charge by phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email [email protected]or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you reside in the US and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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