A law enforcement official revealed on Thursday that hundreds of phone calls were made between a former Alabama prison officer and the jail inmate who led law police on an 11-day manhunt this year before the convict escaped. The majority of the communications were sexually explicit.
A little more than half of the 949 calls Vicky White and Casey White made to one another between August 2021 and February while he was incarcerated at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility have so far been listened to by detectives, according to Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton. They had no kinship.
In order to prepare for Casey White’s trial, investigators have been sifting through the recorded calls, according to Singleton, whose remarks were first reported by AL.com.
When the calls started, Casey White was already serving time for several crimes from 2015, including a home invasion, a carjacking, and eluding the police. He confessed to a different crime while he was incarcerated—the 2015 murder of Connie Ridgeway, 58—and was transferred to the Lauderdale County jail in February while he awaited trial.
The jail’s assistant director of corrections, Vicky White, has worked there for over 20 years. She and Casey White vanished on April 29, which was meant to be her last day before retiring.
Singleton stated that nothing related to the escape has been discovered thus far. Almost all of it is phone sex.
He noted that this works out to roughly four times every day.
An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by Casey White’s attorney.
Early in July, about two months after Vicky White committed suicide as police closed in on the couple, Casey White was accused with her felony murder. He entered a not-guilty plea.
According to officials, the two had a “special relationship” and had communicated for a number of years. Casey White came out of the Cadillac sedan after the police chase on May 10 and said that his “wife” had killed herself and that he “didn’t do it” when they drove into a ditch in Indiana.
On Thursday, Singleton stated that he thought Casey White had misled his former employee, a practice he claimed was common in the facility.
She has worked there for 17 years, he claimed. “She had witnessed inexperienced officers enter the room and be deceived. Everybody has been contacted. She would be the one to coach them, and we would advise them to be prepared.”
Singleton said that Casey White “was tricked herself” by him.