Sheriff Russell Wilkes

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Sheriff Russell Wilkes - Sheriff Rnsell Wilkes reports come progress...
Sheriff Rnsell Wilkes reports come progress made in connection connection with the robbery of the Baker Hardware store in Madison Madison on Sunday night, but little cleared up in the robbery at the Riley Appliance store in Madison Madison on the same night. Mrs. Lucile Swisher and son, Kent Swisher. 15 years old, are in jail here, and bound over to circuit court under $2500 bond each, the son bound over to the juvenile court. On Wednesday evening both waived preliminary hearings hearings and are charged with burglary burglary and larceny. They have admitted breaking into .the Baker store after walking to Madison from their home northwest of the town, stealing the articles and carrying them home. The stolen articles included two automatic automatic shotguns, a radio, and 95 in cash, and all have been recovered. recovered. The boy admitted also that on July 15, he broke into the Davis service station at Madison Madison and also stole from the Moberly Moberly airport a portable typewriter typewriter which he sold in Moberly. Sheriff Wilkes states that co-operating co-operating with him in the cases are the Moberly and Madison police and state patrolmen. The~Swisher family have lived in the Madison vicinity a few months, coming from Nlangua, Mo. Mrs. Swisher has been night clerk in the Moser hotel in Moberly, and on the night of the theft, told her husband she was ill, and arranging for him to substitute substitute at the hotel for her. Swisher is not implicated in the thefts. Both the woman and her son deny any connection whatever with the theft at the Riley store, which was looted on the same night of nearly $3000 in merchandise. merchandise. Articles included four television television sets, 18 radios, two radio- phonograph sets, a Mixmaster. two shotguns, three cases of shells, some drills, tools, and an electric percolator. Sheriff Wilkes received notice late Wednesday that the pickup truck, stolen from Fred Thompson, Thompson, furniture dealer and undertaker undertaker of Madison, on the same night, was found parked on a Kansas City street, but none of the stolen articles were in it.

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  1. Mexico Ledger,
  2. 09 Aug 1952, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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