The U.S. Marshals Service is protecting the ex-girlfriend of Casey White, who escaped from an Alabama jail last month, because of threats he has made in the past to kill her.

In a press release on Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Service said they recently learned that during Casey White’s “pre-sentence reporting in 2015 he made threats against his ex-girlfriend and her sister, warning that if he ever got out, he would kill them and that he wanted police to kill him.”

“USMS and local law enforcement authorities have been in contact with his potential targets to advise them of the threats and the escape and have taken appropriate protective actions,” the release continued.

The new information released by the U.S. Marshals Service comes amid the ongoing manhunt for Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White, after the two disappeared on April 29. Casey White, was being held at the Lauderdale County Jail on capital murder charges for the “the brutal stabbing of 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway,” which occurred in September 2020, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Marshal’s Service said Casey White “was already serving a 75-year sentence for a 2015 crime spree that involved home invasion, carjacking, and a police chase. White confessed to the murder and was awaiting trial at the Lauderdale County Jail when he disappeared.”

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The U.S. Marshal’s Service said it is working to protect the ex-girlfriend of Casey White due to previous threats he made to kill her. A composite of images from two wanted posters issued by U.S. Marshals shows 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 White, a corrections officer at the jail, is accused of helping Casey escape.
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While the two are not related, authorities believe that Vicky White helped Casey White escape from jail, after she told colleagues she was transporting him to a local courthouse in Alabama. Authorities have also revealed that Casey White and Vicky White had a “special relationship” while he was in prison.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.