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Escaped Alabama inmate nabbed in Indiana faces gun charges

Jul 21, 2022, 1:36 AM | Updated: 1:38 pm

Escaped inmate Casey White arrives at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, Ala., after wai...

Escaped inmate Casey White arrives at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, Ala., after waiving extradition in Indiana Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (Dan Busey/The TimesDaily via AP)

(Dan Busey/The TimesDaily via AP)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who authorities say escaped from jail this spring with the help of a corrections official was indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges in Indiana, where the manhunt for the duo came to a bloody end.

A federal grand jury in Evansville charged Casey White, 38, of Florence, Alabama, with being a felon in possession of a firearm and a fugitive in possession of a firearm.

Authorities say White escaped from jail in Lauderdale County, Alabama, on April 29 and had four handguns and an AR-15 rifle when he was recaptured on May 9 in Evansville. Vicky White, the corrections official who allegedly helped him escape, killed herself that day, authorities said.

Casey White, who was serving a 75-year prison sentence for attempted murder and other charges at the time of his escape, was legally prohibited from possessing firearms because he was a fugitive from justice and due to those 2019 felony convictions, authorities said. He was also awaiting trial in the stabbing of a 58-year-old woman during a 2015 burglary — a crime for which he could get the death penalty if convicted.

White, who was not related to Vicky White, who is detained again in Alabama, will make his initial appearance in the Southern District of Indiana at a later date, officials said.

If convicted on the weapons charges, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, officials said.

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