A record officer at the county jail told another correctional officer at 3:30 p.m. that Vicky could not be reached. Calls went directly to voicemail. After it was confirmed that Casey had never been back in jail since he left with Vicky that morning, the state issued a blue alert, a notice of a violent attack on a law enforcement officer and an active search for the suspect.
“She scheduled the van transport that morning, made sure all the other armed officers were out of the building and tied up in the courthouse,” Singleton later told CNN. “She knew the booking officer wouldn’t question her, the deputy director, when he told her he was going to take him to court and leave him with other employees.”
Plus, she said, she “bought the getaway car, sold her house, got cash, went shopping, bought clothes for him.”
Authorities discovered his purchase of the Ford Edge on May 1, his first major lead. They later learned that, after ditching the Edge in Tennessee on April 29, the duo paid $6,000 cash for a black Ford F-150 pickup earlier that day.
A police officer in Evansville, Ind., saw the truck parked in the area on May 2 while conducting a routine stolen vehicle check and checked the license plate, but it hadn’t been stolen, so nothing turned up.