Florence, AL – A search is underway for the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office’s (LCSO) assistant director of corrections and a murder suspect after they both went missing during a transport from the jail to the courthouse on Friday morning.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton announced Monday morning that a warrant has been issued for 56-year-old LCSO Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White for first-degree permitting or facilitating an escape.
Assistant Director White was supposedly transporting 38-year-old capital murder suspect Casey White to the courthouse for a hearing at approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 29 when they both disappeared, the sheriff’s office said in a press release on the afternoon of April 29.
Police say two plainclothes officers were investigating an unrelated homicide in the 14th District when they saw three men inside a late-model dark silver Nissan SUV shoot a 31-year-old man 15 times. The man was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. at a local hospital, according to police.
Police say the officers discharged their weapons multiple times after the shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. at Baynton and Pastorius Streets. The officers weren’t injured during the incident
“It appears that the vehicle that the shooters were in was struck by gunfire,” Inspector D.F. Pace said. “It’s unclear at this time, however, if anyone in that vehicle was struck by gunfire from discharging police officers.”
Las Vegas, NV – Edmonds Police Department (EPD) Officer Tyler Steffins died on March 26 after being stabbed during an argument, according to police.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) homicide detectives said the 33-year-old off-duty officer was on a pedestrian bridge near the 3900-block of South Las Vegas Boulevard between the MGM and New York-New York casinos when he got into an argument with 58-year-old Freddy Allen at approximately 9:40 p.m., KIRO reported.
The confrontation possibly involved a disagreement about a dog, police said.
Bystanders flagged over two LVMPD officers who were out on foot patrol and told them about the argument, KIRO reported.
The officers were en route to the scene when a witness told them someone had been stabbed.
They arrived to find Allen holding a knife, according to police.
Allen took off running and tossed the six-inch hunting knife into the Statue of Liberty fountain, but was quickly apprehended, KIRO reported.
Officer Steffins was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.