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Alabama deputy, capital murder suspect missing after transport to courthouse

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. -- A search is underway in north Alabama after a man charged with capital murder and a deputy transporting him to court went missing Friday morning.

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office employee Vicki White, who is the Assistant Director of Corrections, and inmate Casey Cole White have not been seen since 9:30 a.m. Friday when they left for a court appearance. The sheriff's office said the deputy and suspect are not related.

The vehicle that the two left the detention center in was located in the parking lot of a local shopping center. Investigators are looking for any video footage that may give more information on the situation.

According to court documents, Casey White is charged with capital murder in the 2015 death of Connie Ridgeway at her Rogersville home. The capital murder charge also includes first-degree burglary.

If anyone sees the suspect or deputy, do not approach them and contact 911 immediately.

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