Murder Suspect And Prison Official Disappear On Way To Courthouse

On Friday night, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a "Blue Alert" for the missing officer. "Casey White is believed to be a serious threat to corrections officers and the general public."

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Murder Suspect And Prison Official Disappear On Way To Courthouse.

Officials in Alabama said Friday that a corrections officer went missing after leaving a county jail to accompany a murder suspect to court.

According to a Facebook post by the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White left the jail on Friday morning to take the inmate to court. “They have not been seen since,” according to the department.

Murder Suspect And Prison Official Disappear On Way To Courthouse - SurgeZirc US
This photo provided by Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office shows Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White.

According to the post, the vehicle they left the jail in was later discovered in a shopping center parking lot.

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Casey White, the inmate, is a suspect being held on a capital murder charge. The inmate and officer are not related, despite sharing the same last name, according to the sheriff’s office.

Murder Suspect And Prison Official Disappear On Way To Courthouse - SurgeZirc US
Casey White in a photo from the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday night, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a “Blue Alert” for the missing officer. “Casey White is believed to be a serious threat to corrections officers and the general public,” according to the alert.

If you see the pair but do not approach them, call 911, according to the sheriff’s office. According to the sheriff’s office, they are looking for any video “that may tell us more about what we are dealing with.”

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