WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Williamson County Sheriff's Office officials said they found the car belonging to the Alabama corrections officer and inmate, who have sparked a nationwide manhunt.
Casey White and Vicky White — who are not related — have been missing since last week. The two were not with the 2007 orange colored Ford Edge SUV when the vehicle was abandoned a week ago in a rural area near Smithson Road and Banner Adams Road. There were no tags on the vehicle and it was locked. It also appeared that there had been an attempt to spray paint the car dark green.
Authorities did not realize the SUV — which was taken to a towing lot — was the one involved until several days later when it matched the BOLO of the vehicle.
The area where the SUV was found was searched, as was the vehicle. The sheriff is now seeking a warrant to search the car. Williamson County officials stressed that there was no sign Casey White and Vicky White were still in the area.
The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department said in a Facebook post on Saturday that Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White disappeared while escorting an inmate being held on capital murder charges. She left the detention center with inmate Casey White on Friday morning and neither has been seen since.
Vicky White, 56, is believed to have $90,000 in cash with her, and Casey White is believed to be armed with an AR-15 rifle, handguns and a shotgun. Casey White, who is 38 years old, and 6-foot-9, weighs about 330 pounds and is covered in tattoos.
Officials also believe Vicky may have altered her appearance.
During a press conference Friday afternoon, the Lauderdale County Sheriff expressed his frustrations with the ongoing investigation.
"I wish we had a lot more progress," said Rick Singleton. "It's been a week. I wish we had them back in custody within hours. We have to work with what we've got. We are still relying on tips from the public."
Multiple agencies including U.S. Marshals and the Alabama governor are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Casey White and a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Vicky White.
Law enforcement officials stressed the importance of not approaching Casey White. If there is a sighting, people need to call 911, or call the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 760-5757, or U-S Marshalls at 1-(800) 336-0102.
Nick Beres contributed to this report.