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Officer who went on the run with prisoner had phone sex during most of the 1,000 calls made to him

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Carol Robinson

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Capital murder suspect Casey White and his girlfriend, former Lauderdale County jailer Vicky White, spoke nearly 1,000 times by phone over a six-month period prior to their April escape.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said investigators are in the process of listening to tapes of 949 phone calls made between the couple from August 2021 until Feb. 22, 2022.

The calls were made while Casey White was locked up at William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Jefferson County where he was serving a 75-year sentence on a 2015 crime spree that included trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping her two roommates.

“We’re in the process of listening to those calls to see if there’s any information there that might help us,’’ Singleton said.

“The only thing I know for a fact was that they had some phone sex.”

The sheriff said he did not yet know if some of the calls took place while Vicky White was on duty as the supervisor at the Lauderdale County Jail.

“I’d be shocked if some of them weren’t,’’ he said.

“That’s a lot of phone calls,’’ Singleton said. “I think what it tells us is they were definitely in a relationship.”

Singleton did not say whether investigators have yet heard any conversations planning the escape. “They’re still listening to the tapes to see what was on them,’’ he said.

To his knowledge, he said, they have not discovered any calls prior to August 2021.

“He was here in 2020 and that’s when he planned an escape the first time,’’ Singleton said. “Apparently, this relationship was established in 2021 when he was here.”

Casey White had been in north Alabama jails off and on during his prison stay for various court proceedings.

The couple escaped from the jail on April 29, which launched a nationwide manhunt until they were cornered during a police chase in Evansville, Indiana on May 9 where they crashed.

Casey White was taken into custody and Vicky White died by suicide as law enforcement officers closed in.

Following his capture, Casey White was returned to Donaldson prison to await trial for the 2015 murder of Connie Ridgeway, which is set for December.

He and his attorneys are trying to get him moved to the Cullman County Jail.

He is now also charged with murder in Vicky White’s death.

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