Casey Cole White, 38 and Vicky White, 56, were last seen Friday morning on surveillance video ditching a marked vehicle at a parking lot on Florence, Alabama, oor 70 miles west of Huntsville, volgens owerhede.
The two are not related, volgens ondersoekers.
Vicky White is the assistant director of corrections at the Lauderdale County Detention Center in Florence. She sold her home about a month ago, according to Lauderdale Sheriff Rick Singleton, and had talked about relocating to the beach for months.
“Everybody thought she was gonna retire,” he said during a Monday news briefing. “Nobody saw this coming.”
Authorities announced a warrant for Vicky White Monday, even as the sheriff said her alleged assistance may have been coerced.
“To do it willingly would be so out of character for the Vicky White we all know,” hy het gesê.
They took off in a law enforcement vehicle and the sheriff’s office later recovered abandoned in a parking lot.
She allegedly told colleagues she was going to take the prisoner to the county courthouse for an evaluation and planned to stop at a doctor’s office afterward, saying she didn’t feel well. There was no scheduled evaluation, according to the sheriff.
Authorities thought Vicky White came to work that day to serve her last day before retiring, Singleton said. But she hadn’t yet cleared all of the bureaucratic hurdles.
“I think from the sale of the house, she possibly had access to some cash,” hy het gesê. “The retirement papers were never sent into the state retirement system. She had to have a conference with the personnel director before that could happen.”