Alabama authorities are tracking an escaped inmate charged with murder and the corrections officer they say let him out Friday.

The pair, identified as Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections at the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, and Casey White, the inmate, was last seen on footage around 9:30 a.m. Friday, according to a report.

There is no relation between the pair, the report noted.

Around 9:30 a.m., the corrections officer reportedly removed the inmate from the jail to take him to a mental evaluation at the county courthouse, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said.


A mental evaluation was not slated for Friday, Singleton said, and the inmate never arrived at the courthouse.

The corrections officer also never showed up to where she said she was headed, the report noted.

Her car, a 2013 Ford Taurus patrol car, was seen around 11:00 a.m. at a local shopping center, and authorities said they did not realize the officer was missing until hours after she had left with the inmate.

Authorities attempted to contact her. However, all phone calls to her phone were sent to voicemail, according to the report.

It was also around this time that officers recognized that the inmate never returned to his holdings, the report noted.

Casey White stands at 6 feet, 9 inches, and he is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said.

Vicky White "was armed with a 9 mm handgun, which means we are assuming he is armed," Singleton said. "Knowing the inmate, I think she's in danger whatever the circumstances. He was in jail for capital murder, and he had nothing to lose."

The inmate had reportedly planned to escape in 2020 and take a hostage, but his plan was foiled after it was discovered, police said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Vicky White on Monday, according to a report citing Singleton.


The warrant was issued for permitting or assisting in an escape, the report noted.