Search underway for missing
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala — The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating one of their employees and an inmate she was transporting Friday morning.
Search underway for missing Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office employee, inmate she was transporting
Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White was last seen taking an inmate, Casey Cole White, to the Lauderdale County courthouse around 9:30 a.m. Authorities say they did not realize they were missing until 3:30 p.m.
Vicki White, assistant director of corrections for the sheriff’s department, and the suspect, Casey Cole White, left a detention center to go to a courthouse Friday morning but never arrived, the sheriff’s office said.
The two are not related, despite the last name. The vehicle they were in was found at a shopping center, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.
LCSO is asking for citizens to call 911 immediately and not try to approach them if spotted.
“Investigators are currently attempting to locate any video that may tell us more about what we’re dealing with,” the statement said.
White is charged with capital murder in connection with the 2015 death of Connie Ridgeway, who was slain in her home, NBC affiliate WAFF of Huntsville and Alabama news outlet AL.com reported.
A request to the district attorney for comment and more details about any scheduled court appearance was not immediately returned Friday evening.
Lauderdale County is in the northwest corner of Alabama, adjacent to the Tennessee and Mississippi state lines.