Overnight shooting, standoff suspect in custody

Overnight shooting, standoff suspect in custody

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - One man is in custody after an overnight crime spree that began in Limestone County.

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says that 32-year-old Casey Cole White approached his ex-girlfriend's house on Smith Road in Limestone County. When he arrived, deputies say he pulled out two handguns at the woman, who fled to a neighbor's home.

Sheriff's officials say White then went into the home and pointed the guns at two men inside, who were able to escape through a window and run next door. Two children inside the house weren't hurt, but deputies say White shot and killed a dog.

Officials say that White then fled the scene on foot, approaching another home on Looney Road in Limestone County. The 911 caller says that White held him at gunpoint and demanded money. When the victim says he didn't have any money, White allegedly stole his car.

Authorities say 30 minutes after stealing a car, White approached a woman in her vehicle at the Tennessee Welcome Center on I-65. When the woman refused to open her car door to White, he fired multiple shots into her car, striking her once in the arm.The female was transported to Vanderbilt University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

After firing shots, sheriff's deputies say White once again fled the scene, driving north to exit 22 where he stole another vehicle at gunpoint. The second victim told police, White jumped onto his eighteen wheeler holding a gun in each hand and told him "you're going to drive me". The truck driver retreated into his vehicle's sleeper compartment.

White then drove back to Limestone County where deputies then attempted to pull him over. He led authorities on a car chase on Highway 31, traveling at more than 100 mph before coming to a stop at a trailer park near Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road. White fired numerous rounds through the windshield of the vehicle.

After a lengthy standoff, Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was able to talk White into peacefully surrendering.

"When we got there [White] was standing in the roadway, had two guns to his head, saying he was going to kill himself, then threatened to do suicide by cop and for a little over and hour we talked to him, finally got him to agree to surrender, and brought him here to the county jail," says Sheriff Blakely.

White was then arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, robbery and theft by the Limestone County Sheriff's Department. White confessed to the crime spree that occurred in Giles Count and is currently being held in Limestone County Sheriff's Department on numerous charges.

He's also awaiting extradition to Tennessee, where he will face attempted 1st degree murder, two counts attempted carjacking, carjacking, and theft over $10,000 in Giles County.

"[White] apparently had tried to steal a truck first and was unsuccessful and then went to a car," says Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton. "They were from Kentucky he tried to take the car from them, they refused to open the door and he shot four times."

Sheriff Mike Blakely says this isn't the first time that White has had run-ins with authorities.

"[White] was in jail about a week ago, this individual has some serious problems," says Sheriff Blakely. "While he was in jail a week ago he tore a phone off the wall and he's someone that's in mental health care all his adult life."

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