Live updates: The latest on the Alabama fugitive case
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding ceremony shared new particulars Tuesday morning concerning the seize of an inmate on the run with an Alabama corrections officer, who authorities imagine died by suicide.
The inmate Casey White is talking freely with investigators, the sheriff informed CNN’s Miguel Marquez.
“He was fairly candid with the investigators final night time. That they had a reasonably prolonged interview,” Wedding ceremony mentioned. The sheriff didn’t share particulars of the interview.
The sheriff tells CNN that corrections officer Vicky White was on the cellphone with dispatchers throughout the chase and indicated she had a gun to her head.
When authorities arrived the gun had been discharged, the sheriff mentioned
Wedding ceremony mentioned per the “preliminary investigation,” authorities “imagine that she could have taken her personal life, however we’ll wait till the coroner’s workplace examines the physique to make a affirmation.”
He described a number of legislation enforcement entities, together with US Marshall job forces from varied states, working feverishly taking suggestions and reviewing surveillance video main up to date authorities noticed the Cadillac the pair have been reportedly in.
“What helped us was the Cadillac that we’d been looking for was positioned in a resort car parking zone simply south of the sheriff’s workplace,” he mentioned.
“When our job drive officers went to the resort it was a really quick time period earlier than they intercepted them within the automobile and the pursuit started,” he informed CNN’s Marquez.
He mentioned the duty drive intercepted the automobile fleeing northbound on a freeway in what he described as a brief pursuit.
“They went by a manufacturing unit car parking zone went by a grassy space our job drive officers rammed the automobile pushed them right into a ditch,” he added.
At that time investigators approached the automobile to analyze, he mentioned.
“She was unconscious with a gunshot wound to her head and the male suspect gave up with out incident,” Wedding ceremony mentioned.
His workplace is consulting with the native prosecutor to assessment the occasions in Evansville, Vandenburg County, he mentioned.
“In the event that they elect to not file prices then we’ll contact Alabama instantly to see if we will get the topic returned to the house state,” he mentioned.
Finally, the sheriff referred to as it a “good day for legislation enforcement.”
“Typically occasions you might have these uncommon circumstances, severe circumstances and so they go for days with out being solved,” he mentioned.
“From the time we initiated our investigation till the time we had this wrapped up, it was fast and nobody was injured exterior the suspect so it’s a very good day for legislation enforcement,” he continued.