Casey White in custody after police chase; Vicky White suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound, US Marshal says

Casey White is in custody and Vicky White is in a hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered during a police chase Monday afternoon in Evansville, Indiana, according to U.S. Marshal Marty Keely.

That’s about 219 miles from where the ordeal began on April 29 when the 56-year-old former Lauderdale County jailer calmly led the 38-year-old shackled capital murder suspect to freedom.

The couple was involved in a police chase with U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Evansville, Indiana nearly 11 days after they fled.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Casey White and Vicky White were in a black Ford F150, with Casey White behind the wheel.

However, Vanderburgh County, Sheriff Dave Wedding, at a press conference in Indiana, said the chase involved a Cadillac driven by Vicky White.

During the pursuit, Casey White wrecked and that is when Vicky White suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Keely, whose Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force spearheaded the hunt for the pair.

Casey White surrendered, and Vicky White was taken to an Indiana hospital.

The severity of her injuries wasn’t immediately available, Keely said. Wedding said she was seriously injured but he was not sure where the wound was.

The pursuit started after a tip was sent to law enforcement. The pair was found at an Indiana hotel and once the U.S. Marshals were spotted, the chase was on.

“This has ended a very stressful and challenging week and a half,’’ Singleton said. “It ended the way that we knew it would – they are in custody.”

“What I’m very thankful for tonight is that no one was hurt, no citizens were hurt, no law enforcement officers were hurt, as a result of this escape,’’ the sheriff said.

“Casey White is now back in custody, and I cannot express enough to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for the assistance,’’ he said. “Their agents were actually the ones involved in the pursuit.”

“We got a dangerous man off the street today,’’ Singleton said. “He is never going to see the light of day again and that’s a good thing, not just for our community but that’s a good thing for this country.”

He said the pair will be returned to Alabama. When depends on if they waive extradition.