Hunt ongoing for missing Alabama corrections officer, capital murder suspect

A Lauderdale County corrections officer and a capital murder suspect have been missing since this morning, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said.

Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White and inmate Casey Cole White, who are not related, were last seen at the county detention center at about 9:30 a.m. today on their way to the courthouse. They have not been seen since.

Investigators realized the two were missing at about 3:30 p.m. The vehicle the two left in was later located in a shopping center parking lot, Singleton said.

Vicki White was reported missing Friday, April 29, 2022.

Investigators are now looking for any video evidence that might lead to more information.

Casey White is a capital murder suspect with multiple prior convictions. White, 39, was charged in 2020 with two counts of capital murder in the brutal Oct. 23, 2015 murder-for-hire slaying of Connie Jane Ridgeway.

Ridgeway, 59, was found dead in her home at the Meadowland Apartments on Prince Drive in Rogersville, located across the street from Lauderdale County High School’s football field. Rogersville police were called to Ridgeway’s apartment around 6 p.m. that Friday by a neighbor requesting a welfare check. She was found slain in her living room.

In December 2015, White was arrested after authorities said he staged, in one night, a home invasion, two carjackings and multiple shootings in North Alabama and South Tennessee that left a dog dead and a woman injured. In 2019 he was found guilty of a total of nine charges, including trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping her two roommates. Other charges included first degree robbery, first degree burglary, third degree burglary, breaking and entering a vehicle, animal cruelty for shooting a dog and attempting to elude.

Anyone who sees Casey White is advised to contact 911 immediately and not to approach.