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ROBBER OF O'KEEFE HOME IS SENTENCED! Valuable TUng Stolen Is Recovered At Webb City—Crlmtnnl Cases Dismissed and Continued. Carthage, Mo., Feb. 26.—Joe H. Greenup, charged with robbing the home of Mrs. M. F. O'Keefe in Cassil Cassil place a short time ago, pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced sentenced to serve three years in the state penitentiary by Judge Grant Emerson in division No. 2 of circuit court this morning. A charge of burglary was also filed against Greenup but this was dismissed by the prosecuting attorney on agreement agreement that Greenup would take officers officers to where a set of stolen silverware silverware is hidden. v According to officers, heMed them to a house on Arch street, Webb City, where he said he had hidden the silverware in a sack under the floor, but the loot had been removed. Greenup disclosed, however, that the $150 rug taken from the O'Keefe home had been sold to the Sedwick Furniture Company In Webb City. This firm had sold the rug to Claude Hedges, an undertaker of Webb City, formerly of Carthage, from whom it was recovered. Frank Presley, who was arrested with Geenup in connection connection with the robbery, is being held for further investigation. J. A. Lawrence and S. R. Pruitt, charged with passing a bad check on the Gratz Clothing Company here last week, were arraigned before Judge Emerson. Pruitt pleaded guilty to the charge and was given j a two year sentence. Lawrence pleaded not guilty and will stand trial. Chancey Hotchkiss and Francis Barnett were each given a two year sentence in the state penitentiary upon pleading guilty to charges of grand larceny. In division No. 1 a number of criminal cases, which had been held over from the January term, were dismissed on recommendation of the prosecuting attorney. The following cases were dismissed: George L. Moore, wife abandonment; abandonment; Dean Shannon, burglary and larceny: W. S. Lawrence and Jargo Kester, charged jointly with burglary burglary and larceny: Henry Epps, bigamy; bigamy; Frank Mitchell, manufacturing intoxicating liquors. Attorney R. H. Davis was appointed appointed by the court to prosecute the statutory charge against Allen Burke. Prosecuting Attorney C. E. Walden was employed to defend Burke previous to his being elected prosecuting attorney and he was disqualified to prosecute the case. Two charges of burglary and larceny larceny against PerlfLathrop and Guy English were continued-by agreement. agreement.

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 27 Feb 1921, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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