Lee Meeker and Aubrey Meeker given Prison time

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Lee Meeker and Aubrey Meeker given Prison time - MEEKERSPVEN I ma trk o PENITENTIAL Lte Gets...
MEEKERSPVEN I ma trk o PENITENTIAL Lte Gets twelve Years and Aubrey, Six on Larceny Charges ENTER PLEASOF GUILTY Alter Getting Away From the ' Kirkinville Jail They Are Rearrested KIRKSV1LLK, Mo., March 14th Lee and Aubrey Meeker, who broke jail last December and were recap tured in Iowa this week, will be taken to Jefferson City tonight to begin serving their sentences, I.ce to stive twelve years for burglary, larceny anJ jail breaking, and Aubrey to serve six yearn fur burglary and jail bn-ak-ins. The men entered their pleas iu circuit court last night and were sentenced bv Judge Cooler. The nrus- pecl of serving several years in prison did not set well -with Lee the older of the Aleck era, mid he spent a restless ulslit. not retiring uutil 4 o'clock this niorulng, according' to Sheriff Shoop. A guard was maintained about the jail last night to pretent any one getting out. le Meeker waa sentenced to (our years for burglary and two years for larceny in one ease, two years on each count of burglary and larceny in another, case and two years for jail breaking. Another case of burglar) is sUlt pending against him. He i saidtd have been involved in the Will-mathsvillg and Cibba robberies. Aubrey had received a four-ycr sentence for robbery when he eutered his plea, of guilty last winter, and he Has given two more years for Jail breaking. The four years had been! commuted to a term in tbe reformatory, bat he win now have to serve the time fit the penitentiary. Deputy Sheriff Calvin, who was one of the officers who arrested the men in low. stated that they were at work ,in a nursery, nine miles from Olium-'wa, "hen arretted. IVTiCU placed un- .1-- .....J 4. .1.1 tl ,,Vflj,nio wanted to-know what they were being arrested tor. When informed that they were wanted for cutting up the Adair county Jail they had nothing more to say. Drine by Pen According to the Meckers siory to tbe officers, after they got out of jail here they and the other two. nin who broke jail ith them. Otho Luonford and timer Bozarllt. walked to the Meeker home between. Gibbs and La-Plata. Getting into the Meeker car they drove to South Missouri and Northern Arkansas, They stated that they drove by the penitentiary at Jefferson City and gave Borartb a nparc when they woke him up and told him there was the penitentiary. After remaining in the south o short time they came back to Missouri. The weather was very cold when they came back and while sout'i of Macon Ibclr gasotlue line froze up and before tbey could get it thawed out the radiator fro'., according to their story. Tbe men claim to have been in Kirksville several times sine .weir escape, uui in9 onn-ern uu nut put much credence In that part ot their story. They did dot say wheth er they were tbe men who' took the Rogers car or not. , Parents Asls Oat. Meeker's parcuts sold out iu th county and moved to Idwa, near Ot- tutnwa, and this is partly responsible for tbe capture of tbe men. ' The Meekers ar believed to be worse criminals tllati one would at first think. They were locked tn a mil teuiertr Mud when the officers Vent back a abort time later. thy were out Id the corridor playing carta with the other prisoner. Sheriff Snoop stated this morning that be would feel greatly relieved when he bad tbe men safely landed behind the talis of lb state prison. is

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  1. Macon Chronicle-Herald,
  2. 14 Mar 1925, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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