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Old 08-09-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Killing Of Edward Thacker 1902

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7697...riton_courier/






At Kansas City in 1876, Henry Cathey used a double-barreled shotgun to kill Nicholas Crenshaw because he was fooling around with his wife. Cathey was acquitted.





Frank Beck
Thief 1885

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1360...s_arrest_1885/
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Fair Play (Ste. Genevieve) September 10, 1892

THREW PEPPER IN AN OFFICER'S EYES

Sheriff Wade of Lafayette County, went to Sedalia to attend the democratic rally, leaving the county jail in charge of Deputy Sheriff Heathman. As Heathman entered a door to lock the inmates into their cells for the night, a prisoner named Murphy threw pepper into Heathman's eyes and dashed by him before he could recover himself.
Heathman locked the door preventing any other escapes, and pursued the fugitive, firing several shots but without effect. Murphy was captured later in the night within the city limits. He is awaiting trial at the September term of court on a charge of assault with intent to kill. Heathman will not lose his eyesight.





James M Devers (1839-1868)
James gang member. He was hanged by a mob.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...james-m-devers
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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The State Journal (Jefferson City) January 30, 1874 Pg2

An attempt was made last week to burn the town of Platte City, Platte county. A stairway between two frame buildings had been saturated with coal oil and a lot of paper set on fire beneath. The paper burned to ashes, but the houses were only slightly scorched.




The Laclede Blade May 31, 1912 Pg2

ASYLUM DOCTOR IS ARRESTED

Fulton, Mo.,--Dr. R.S. Magee, until May 4 assistant physician at the state hospital for the insane here, was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of attacking a woman patient in the institution. He was arrested at Green City, Sullivan county, his former home, and brought here in custody of an officer.




Morgan County Democrat (Versailles, Mo) March 4, 1904 Pg2

John Burnet and his family, residing in Cedar City, on the north bank of the Missouri river, opposite Jefferson City, were chloroformed and robbed of $250. This robbery was discovered when the neighbors entered the house and found all the family asleep. A physician was called in and aroused the family.
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:38 AM
 
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Creed Chapman (1857-1894)
Train robber

https://chicagotribune.newspapers.co...cagotrib91081/



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/.../creed-chapman





August 22, 1886

A SERIOUS AFFRAY AT INDEPENDENCE

Tobert Bell and Creed Chapman became engaged in a quarrel over a game of billiards in Leftwich's saloon in Independence last evening, and Bell struck Chapman over the head with a billiard cue. The blow inflicted a wound four and a half inches in length and it is thought fractured the skull. Bell was arrested.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo March 6, 1883 Pg3

Two tramps set fire to Henry Holtman's house, near Brownsville, last Saturday, and were arrested and lodged in jail here that night. They will have a preliminary examination Saturday.




Rich Hill Tribune February 11, 1904 Pg2

Two burglars worked three hours to break into a Clinton store the other night, and then secured only seven pennies. A few more such failures will do more to discourage burglaries in Clinton than all that the officers can do.





The Torch Gang
St. Louis arsonists in the 1910s

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1733..._postdispatch/
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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Scott County Kicker (Benton Mo) October 25, 1902 Pg2

Jackson Rose, an old soldier of Maryville, distrusted the banks, and kept in an old chest the savings from his pension, with which he hoped to educate his son. He had accumulated $300 in gold, and was sure nobody knew where it was, but a few nights ago thieves broke into the house and got it all.




Charles Abrams and Lincoln Overfield
1894 train robbers

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=...-txlN--------1
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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Ernest McCarthy and Harry Korte " The Flying Bandits "
They robbed a dozen banks in 4 states during the 1930s and used an airplane to scout the layouts of their victims.

The Emporia Gazette (Emporia Kansas) May 27, 1938

FLYING BANK ROBBERS ADMIT KANSAS HOLDUPS

Kansas City, May 27---Dwight Brantley, regional head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation here, said today two men had confessed engineering 12 bank holdups in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska with total loot of $60,000, using an airplane to survey the layout of intended victims.

Brantley said signed confessions had been obtained from Ernest H McCarthy, 30, of Kansas City, Mo., and Harry Henry Korte, 33, of Kansas City, Kan.
The two men were arrested near Tarkio, Mo., Thursday shortly after the holdup of the Bank of Imogene, Iowa. McCarthy and Korte pleaded guilty this afternoon to robbing the bank of Grain Valley, Mo., last February 8th and were ordered held under $25,000 bonds for action of the federal grand jury.

The Confessed Holdups:

Sept. 19, 1934--Bank of Grain Valley, Mo $600

June 24, 1935--Farmers State Bank Blue Mound, Kan. $4,800

July 27, 1936--Exchange Bank of St. Paul, Kan. $2,943

Oct. 20, 1936--Miners State Bank Frontenac, Kan. $2,000

Feb. 8, 1937--Bank of Grain Valley, Mo. $1,345

Apr. 12, 1937---Bank of Louisburg, Kan. $3,185

June 21, 1937---Farmers State Bank Blue Mound, Kan. $600

Aug. 16, 1937--Home State Bank Humboldt, Neb. $1,247

Oct. 26, 1937---Citizens Savings Bank Browning, Mo. $2,322

Jan. 17, 1938--State Bank of Denison, Kan. $1,945 in cash, $43,350 non-negotiable bonds, $167 checks, $80 in postal money orders.

Mar. 23, 1938--State Bank of Spring Hill, Kan. $1,585

May 26, 1938---Bank of Imogene, Iowa $19.80


McCarthy has a Lincoln-Paige airplane at Richards Field here, which he has owned for a year and a half. It is duly registered to the government. McCarthy is a pilot and flew over Blue Mound before the second robbery there and over Humboldt to get a clear view of the situation in order to prepare for the get-away.

These men bought automobiles, lived handsomely and gambled heavily. They said they robbed the Imogene bank in Iowa in order to get money to go to the Indianapolis Speedway races.

Early today they took us to some woods near Lone Jack, Mo., said Brantley, and showed us a spot where they had buried a pickle jar two feet underground between slabs of rock two feet square. In this jar we found $42,100 of the bonds taken in the Denison, Kan., bank robbery.

McCarthy has a prison record. He was sentenced to a year and 4 months in the Chillicothe, Ohio, reformatory for violation of the Dyer Act and began serving it October 4, 1931. Korte has no prison record.

The arrest of these men was made possible through the co-operation of 4 departments--the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Iowa State Bureau of Investigation, and the police of St. Joseph, Mo.




Fairbanks Alaska Miner August 16, 1938

BANDITS GROUNDED

Kansas City, Aug 16--Harry Korte, 33, and Ernest McCarthy, 30, admitted bank bandits who used an airplane to "scout" banks and map getaway routes, were grounded for 25 years. They were sentenced to 25 year terms in federal prison for one of 12 bank holdups they confessed staging in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3407...tchinson_news/
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:41 AM
 
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Cape Girardeau Democrat May 23, 1891

BLOWN UP WITH DYNAMITE

The house of Daniel Morgan, a quiet and respectable citizen, 3 miles south of Oak Grove, Jackson county, was demolished by an explosion of dynamite the other night. It is not known who perpetrated the outrage. Mrs. Morgan's collar-bone was broken, Mr. Morgan was badly injured but not fatally. His two children escaped unhurt, but a stepson was thrown several yards and landed on a fence. He was not badly hurt.




Graft In Post Office Sites 1904

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4238...dictment_1904/
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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Aaron B Donaldson
Stock broker, swindler 1910

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1350...1_nov_1910the/





Warren J Kammer
1940 robber

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3301...tar_and_times/





Lee Shelton (1865-1912)
Murderer. inspired the song Stagger Lee

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Shelton
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:38 PM
 
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George Stephenson and George Hillery were arrested near Boonville in April 1883 for manufacturing and passing counterfeit coins.




Sedalia City Marshal William Jackson, while breaking up a drunken brawl in the street, shot and killed Andrew Forbes in July 1865, after Forbes rushed at him with a knife.




In St. Louis, Albert Bell was sentenced to six years in the penitentiary for robbing Charles Gassner on October 2, 1903. Gassner was sitting on a bench in front of Herman Knecht's saloon on South Second street when Bell pushed him off and stole his watch, hat and $5.




Fred Leroy Brady, Louis Rose and Marion Everet Turner, alias Frank Smith, were arrested for robbing and shooting C.B. Wagner in October 1919 at Monett.
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