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CAPTURED - I Macoupin Sheriff Nabs 3 Who Broke Farmington...
I Macoupin Sheriff Nabs 3 Who Broke Farmington Jail Trio Turned Over Officers From Missouri To CARLINVILLE, July 28.—(Special.) — Sheriff Arthur Miller of Farmington, Mo., came to Carlinville Tuesday and received from Sheriff Clarence Rasor three prisoners, who escaped from the Farmington County jail sometime Sunday night. The prisoners were Harold Luther Mils, 45, escaped convict from Jefferson City, Mo, penitentiary; Charles Edwin Colson, 24, and Wilbur A. Larson, escaped from the St. Francois County jail In Bowie, Tex. Farmers residing in the community of Hickory Point Church, located approximately 10 miles northeast of Carlinville, saw the men numerous times during Monday about the church. They made their first, appearance early Monday morning, going to the well for a drink. From then until about 2:30 p. m., they were seen back in the church yard several times. One of the farmers called Sheriff Rasor at 3 p. m., telling of the suspicious actions of the men. Rasor and his deputies, Anton Schwab and Walter Johnson, left immediately for the church and just a short distance away from the building saw a car with a Missour! license, headed south. Sheriff Rasor pulled his car over in front of the Missouri car and ordered tho three men to get out. They immediately followed orders and after being questioned they were brought to the county jail. They were questioned by officials and admitted they were the three wanted in Farmington. When arrested, they had about 30 packages of cigarets In their posession. Sheriff Miller of Farmington advised Macoupin County officials that a filling station had been broken into early Sunday morning. According to Rasor, Miles said he had served four terms In the penitentiary at Jefferson City, and Colson and Larson, stated that they had served time in an Arizona penal Institution. When questioned about their es cape from the Missouri jail, Slier iff Rasor states that they said it took them three weeks to dig a trench two feet wide, 15 feet long and seven feet deep. The trench passed under a four-foot concrete wall. They used an iron bar about 12 Inches long. Sheriff Miller of Farmington stated to Macoupin County officials that the three men had been held prisoners in his jail for four months. He also said that they had been model prisoners. The automobile they were In was one that was stolen in Farmington, and according to a driver's license found in the car, It was the property of Hazel DeBord of that city. 1 i 2S j of j for ol for lion's tho and igc of establishments. department menace asserted. ior and and this To : jThe iwill 'July j balance found of good, has j The • i by lower The far will proper The alfalfa year. fields time. in hay H. •daughters, to to Sargent. and and were

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 28 Jul 1942, Tue,
  3. Page 14

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