Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said he "always expected" that escaped inmate Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White would be caught, but he described the hunt for the two as challenging because the escape "was obviously well planned and calculated.
"I knew we would catch them. It was just a matter of time," he said at a news conference moments ago. "What was so challenging about this escape was, most escapes — from a county jail especially — they’re not planned. They’re just sort of spontaneous. There are no resources available, no plan in place about what am I gonna do when I get out here other than just run."
"This escape was obviously well planned and calculated. A lot of preparation went into this. They had plenty of resources, had cash, had vehicles, had everything they needed to pull this off, and that’s what made this last week and a half so challenging. We were starting from ground zero, and not only that, we started – they got a six-hour head start on us."
The pair was located at a hotel in Indiana and then a vehicle pursuit ensued, Singleton said. The sheriff said that the pair will be brought back to Alabama for arraignment.