Casey Cole White
A Limestone man already confined time for a multi-state abomination bacchanalia has accepted to the 2015 annihilation of a Rogersville woman, Lauderdale County admiral appear Tuesday.
Casey Cole White, 37, beatific a letter from accompaniment bastille in June to Lt. Brad Potts of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, according to Lauderdale District Attorney Chris Connolly. Potts was one of the advance board in the annihilation of Connie Ridgeway, who was begin fatally stabbed Oct. 23, 2015, in her Rogersville apartment.
Connolly said Potts went to appointment White afterwards accepting the letter, at which point White accepted to the annihilation and provided affirmation in the case that was never fabricated public.
“He claims he was paid to annihilate Mrs. Ridgeway,” Connolly told account outlets in a columnist appointment Tuesday.
Connolly declared the annihilation as “brutal.” Ridgeway’s anatomy was begin by a acquaintance afterwards the acquaintance noticed Ridgeway hadn’t been apparent that day and went to appointment her accommodation to analysis on her.
Since his declared acknowledgment to authorities, White has been accusable by a Lauderdale County admirable board on two counts of basic murder. Connolly said the aboriginal calculation stems from the annihilation occurring as allotment of a first-degree robbery, while the added is annihilation for pecuniary gain, stemming from the allegations that White was paid to annihilate Ridgeway.
“That aspect of the analysis charcoal beneath investigation,” Connolly said. “The allegation is an accusation. Mr. White is accepted innocent of the charges.”
Ridgeway’s sons, Cameron and Austin Ridgeway, additionally abounding the columnist conference. Speaking on their behalf, Connolly thanked anybody who helped accompany the case to a close, again thanked her sons for their advice as well.
“We acknowledge your backbone with this investigation,” he said. “I bethink anniversary year, activity out to the Justice for Connie Ridgeway canonizing captivated anniversary October, area we endeavored to ensure that not alone was the anamnesis of Connie not absent in the community, but that we kept animate the actuality that her assassin was still out there.”
White charcoal in the Lauderdale County Jail afterwards bail. Lauderdale Sheriff Rick Singleton said he hopes this new development in the Ridgeway annihilation provides achievement for bodies afflicted by added baffling cases.
“This hopefully gives them a little bit added achievement that, one day, they’ll accept a day like this, too,” Singleton said, alms “our connected condolences to the Ridgeway ancestors in their loss.”
Deputies apprehend Casey Cole White afterwards a two-state abomination bacchanalia and collision backward Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
About six weeks afterwards Ridgeway’s murder, on Dec. 2, 2015, the then-32-year-old White was arrested by Limestone County sheriff’s assembly afterward a multi-state abomination bacchanalia that concluded in a collision in a acreage abreast the circle of U.S. 31 and Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road.
The bacchanalia began back White accustomed at an ex-girlfriend’s abode with two handguns. She fled to assurance in a neighbor’s house, as did two males central her residence. White entered the home but left, battlefront assorted shots abaft him and killing a dog in the process. Two accouchement in the home were unharmed.
After that, authorities accustomed several abomination reports:
• A man approved to rob addition man at gunpoint a abbreviate ambit abroad from the ex-girlfriend’s home. Back the victim said he had no money, the aggressor took the man’s car keys and blanket his dark-colored 2007 Ford Explorer;
• A man got out of a dark-colored SUV with two handguns and jumped into the cab of an 18-wheeler at the Tennessee Welcome Center on Interstate 65. He accepted the barter disciplinarian drive him, but the disciplinarian instead barricaded himself in the sleeper compartment;
• A apache ran beyond the parking lot of the Tennessee Welcome Center and accepted a Kentucky woman let her into his vehicle. Back she refused, he accursed into the car, arresting the woman assorted times in the larboard arm. She survived;
• A man with a gun approached the buyer of a white 2012 Lincoln MKZ at a Pilot gas base on I-65 in Tennessee and blanket the owner’s car; and
• The baseborn Ford Explorer was amid at the Pilot station.
A Limestone agent spotted the Lincoln traveling south on I-65 at about 120 mph. They chased the driver, articular as White, who exited assimilate U.S. 31 southbound and catholic through Athens and Tanner Crossroads afore active into a canal beyond from Swan Creek Mobile Home Park.
White got out of the agent with a gun and threatened to shoot admiral and himself unless he could allege with Limestone Sheriff Mike Blakely. Body-cam footage shows assembly attempting to get White to abandonment by alms him smokeless tobacco and Sundrop while they waited for Blakely to arrive.
In February 2019, White was begin accusable on accuse of attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary, beastly cruelty, robbery, attempting to baffle law administration and breaking and entering a vehicle. He was bedevilled to 75 years in accompaniment bastille in April 2019.
He additionally faced attempted murder, theft, car-jacking and attempted car-jacking accuse in Tennessee, with those sentences to be served afterwards he accomplished confined his time in Alabama.