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The 56-year-old former Lauderdale County Deputy Director of Corrections Vicky White stopped to shop at Sugar & Spice Adult Novelties sex shop in Florence, Florida where acquired lingerie and possibly a variety of sex toys at some point prior to the April 29 leakaccording to store employees.
When contacted by the New York Post, a store employee declined to provide further details, but the store owner previously told the Daily Mirror that Vicky walked in a strange way.
“It was like I was getting old before my time. She was walking slowly instead of walking,” the owner told the outlet..
“God knows how he managed to get away.”
Meanwhile, more details about the former prison guard’s well-calculated plan were revealed during a lengthy interview US Marshal Marty Keely gave about Vicky’s ill-fated affair with murder suspect Casey Cole White.
Keely and her team learned that Vicky had sold her Lexington home for $95,000, well below market value, weeks before the escape and had also filed for retirement from Lauderdale County the night before she disappeared.
He had also recently added an AR-15 assault rifle and shotgun to his firearms collection and shopped at a Kohl’s department store, where he purchased men’s clothing.
The morning they both disappeared, Vicky had told her co-workers that she was taking Casey in for a scheduled mental health evaluation at the county courthouse.
But around 3 pm that afternoon, they realized something was terribly wrong when the inmate hadn’t returned to the detention center and calls to Vicky’s cell phone went straight to voice mail.
Investigators knew that Vicky was a respectable employee who had spent almost 17 years with the department and initially thought that Casey had kidnapped her while she was out on a date.
However, they soon realized their cover story was nothing more than a ruse when they found out that Casey had never been scheduled for a date.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton turned to the US Marshals Service for help and soon, Keely and the agency’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were looking for leads.
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