Vicky White's Friends Call Her a 'Scapegoat' for Casey White's Jail Break

One of Vicky White's friends recently called the corrections officer a "scapegoat" in capital murder suspect Casey White's escape from jail.

While speaking with WVTM-TV in Birmingham, Alabama, Debbie Burbank, who was identified as one of Vicky White's life-long friends said, "Vicky's always been a good girl...it's gotta be other people involved and Vicky's just a scapegoat."

"I have known Vicky all my life. There is no way she is guilty of this," Burbank said. "Somehow she was forced."

Another one of Vicky White's friends, who was not identified, told the local TV station that if Vicky White had anything to do with Casey White's escape, "it was definitely love."

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A composite of images from two wanted posters issued by U.S. Marshals show Vicky White (left) and Casey White (right). Both were last seen on April 29, 2022 as they left the Lauderdale County Jail in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Vicky, a corrections officer with the jail, is accused of helping Casey escape. The two reportedly had a 'special relationship' since 2020 when he first was sent to the jail for a court appearance, authorities say. U.S. Marshals

The remarks by Vicky White's friend come as the ongoing manhunt for the corrections officer and escaped inmate reaches its seventh day. On April 29, the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office first reported that Vicky White and Casey White, who are not related, went missing after she said she was going to take him to a local courthouse. Casey White was being held in the Lauderdale County Jail on capital murder charges while awaiting his upcoming court date.

Amid the ongoing manhunt for the two, authorities have continued to release new information, including an arrest warrant that was issued for Vicky White, accusing her of "permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree in connection with capital murder suspect Casey White's escape from jail," the U.S. Marshals Service said. A $5,000 reward is currently being offered for Vicky White's arrest and a $10,000 reward is being offered for Casey White's arrest.

Casey White and Vicky White are believed to be armed and dangerous and authorities have said that they are likely driving a 2007 Ford Edge that is either "orange or copper colored."

According to officials, the investigation recently revealed that they had a "special relationship" while Casey White was in jail.

While speaking with local Alabama TV station WAAF on Wednesday, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said that Vicky White provided Casey White with "special treatment" while he was detained.

"Seeing he had extra food and other things that inmates don't normally have. When I say, 'don't normally have,' it was nothing that was contraband. It was obvious there was a relationship there," Singleton said.

While speaking with WVTM-TV on Thursday, Singleton said that Vicky White "had knowledge that the general public doesn't have about how the system works and she obviously has played that to her advantage."

Singleton continued, "And there again, that is why I don't think anyone else was involved in it because it is such an intricate plan and she pulled it off."

Newsweek reached out to the U.S. Marshals Service for comment.