Hunt for murder suspect Casey Cole White and corrections officer missing after leaving courthouse as car found abandoned

COPS are searching for a county corrections officer and a murder suspect who went missing on Friday morning after leaving a detention center and heading to the courthouse.

The assistant director of corrections Vicki White left the Alabama jail with inmate Casey Cole White, officials reported. The inmate and officer are not related.

White was taking Casey Cole White from the detention center to the courthouse around 9.30am this morning when the two went missing.

Casey Cole White, 39, was being held on capital murder charges.

No one realized the two were missing until around 3.30pm, the Sheriff's Office said.

The vehicle that the two left the detention center in has been located in the parking lot of a local shopping center.

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Investigators are currently attempting to locate any video in the area which shows where the two might have gone.

Officials urge people to call 911 if either of the two is spotted and to not approach them.

Casey Cole White has multiple prior convictions, AL reported.

In December of 2015, officials arrested White after authorities determined that "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," AL wrote.

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Casey White was eventually found guilty in 2019 of nine charges, including crimes such as attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping her two roommates.

All of these crimes were part of a spree that took place in 2015.

He was most recently charged with two counts of capital murder in 2020 for a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of Connie Jane Ridgeway.

Rogersville police found Ridgeway, 59, dead in her apartment on October 23, 2015.

Officials were called by Ridgeway's apartment around 6pm that day requesting a welfare check.

She was found murdered in her living room.

Casey Cole White was already serving a 75-year sentence for his 2015 crime spree when authorities connected him to Ridgeway's murder in 2020.

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Officials charged him with first-degree burglary and murder for pecuniary gain, meaning he was paid to slay Ridgeway.

Casey White confessed to his crimes against Ridgeway in 2020.

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