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‘Manhunt’: Lauderdale County Sheriff writes insider account of Casey and Vicki White

The escape and manhunt of Lauderdale County corrections officer, Vicky White, and escaped inmate Casey White made headlines across the world in 2022.

The couple, who bare no relation to one another, formed a romantic partnership while Casey White was detained in the Lauderdale County Jail in Florence. Vicky White assisted the inmate’s escape in April.

The search for the two culminated in a police chase in Evansville, Indiana and resulted in the suicide of Vicky White and the capture of Casey White.

Now, the former Sheriff of Lauderdale County, a self-described history buff, Rick Singleton, has written a book on the events.

“My primary reason for writing this book was to preserve the story for future generations, sharing what happened and my perspective on the case as the sheriff,” said Singleton. “This story will forever be part of the history of the county.”

The book, “Manhunt: The Search for Vicky and Casey White: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”, can be found on Amazon accompanied by a description of Singleton’s work.

“This is the story of the escape as shared by Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton, the man responsible for seeing that Casey White was recaptured, and that Vicky White was returned to Alabama to face the consequences of her actions,” the description reads.

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“At the first press conference with the national media, Sheriff Singleton told reporters ‘It’s all on the table, the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

“He honored that commitment by being accessible and transparent with the media, who he credits with playing a major role in apprehending the pair due to the massive coverage they gave the case between April 29th and May 9th.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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