Someone is getting $5,000 from the State of Alabama for the capture of inmate Casey White. But, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey would not identify the recipient of the reward money.
White, 38, who escaped from an Alabama jail, was captured in Evansville, while his accomplice, Vicky White, no relation, a guard at the jail, committed suicide before she could be captured during a car chase May 9.
The governor authorized the payment for the person who “provided valuable assistance to law enforcement in securing the apprehension and arrest of Casey White”.
James Stinson, a car wash owner, talked to media about his call to police about the couple’s F-150, which they bought on their trip, but abandoned in a bay at his car wash.
An Evansville Police officer noticed their Cadillac in the parking lot of the motel where they were hiding, and the sheriff’s department started surveillance.
Without info about the tipster or what tip may have led police to the capture, that person remains anonymous. But, it likely wasn’t a friend or relative.
“We don’t believe they have any relatives, friends or acquaintances in Evansville or Vanderburgh County,” said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding, at a May 10 press conference.
Ivey said it was the tipster’s choice to remain anonymous.
“Thanks to the good information from this citizen and the diligent work from law enforcement in Alabama all the way to Indiana, we were able to put the bad guy behind bars where he belongs. I look forward to justice being served,” said Ivey in a prepared statement.