Alabama inmate and former jail official were on the run

"This combination of photos provided by the US Marshals Service and Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office in April 2022 shows Casey Cole White, left, and Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White." (US Marshals Service, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office via AP)

On Monday afternoon, an Alabama inmate and the former jail official accused of helping him escape were taken into custody after a dramatic chase in Indiana.

US Marshals and sheriff’s deputies “intercepted” a pickup truck driven by fugitive corrections official Vicky White in Evansville, who shot herself afterward and later died in the hospital. Her passenger, escaped inmate Casey White, was also hospitalized with injuries sustained in the crash with a law enforcement vehicle.

The Whites, who are not related, had been on the run since April 29th, when they disappeared after Vicky White claimed she was taking the inmate to a hearing. It later emerged that the two had a “special relationship” and planned the escape long in advance.

Casey White, who faces two counts of capital murder in Alabama, was the one driving the Ford pickup when it crashed. Casey White was seen on surveillance footage after authorities received a tip that the stolen pickup had been seen at an Evansville car wash.