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 - Local Man Fatally Stabbed In UnionStreet...
Local Man Fatally Stabbed In UnionStreet Altercation Early Sunday Morning Charged with first degree murder in the slayinjf of George M. Keller, thirty-three year old Oleah man, Crawford Crawford Jones, twenty-thrte year old Philadelphia resident enrolled enrolled in the CCC, was ordered held for the Grand Jury arraigned this morning before Police Judge William L. McDermott. Jones i* alleged to have stabbed stabbed Keller in a hallway at 445 »,i A'orth Union Street, after an altercation altercation said to have occurred in a second story flat m the building building early Sunday morning;. Keller collapsed on the sidewalk and suc- Gfttrge M- Keller lowmg the stabbing revealed that the blade of the pocket knife used in the fray ' had penetrated the heart and the left Jung:. Police Captain George Finger found the murder weapon after a thorough search of neat by hallways. hallways. Captain Finger stated that the weapon was covered \vita blood and that the attacker's fingerprints fingerprints would be revealed on the handle. j Jones this morning did not ad-1 mit 01 deny the crime. Local of- ficials, questioning the prisoners Sunday, stated 1 that Jones and the other three witnesses would not give any clue as to the possible motive for the stabbing- District Attoiney Kieiger praised praised the work of Officer Robinson in taking the two men into custody custody and hw conduct of the investigation investigation until Captain Fingei and other officeis arrived. Officer Joseph Sokolowski. off duty at the time, aided Captain Finger and Officer Robinson with the preliminary investigation. TAKKN TO JAIL All fpur were taken tfeday to Little Valley, wneie they will be locked up in the county jail pending pending the Grand Jury action Jones and Banks were enrolled in the CCC camp at Austin. Pa. They had come to town early Saturday evening with a group of other enrollees at the camp. Keller's body was removed to cumbed shortly after he had stag- the Halwag Funeinl Home geicd a hundred feet after hisineral arrangements were incomplete incomplete this morning. The deceased is a former resi- aggressor. Three others were ordered held as material witnesses by District Attorney A Edward Krieger at the hearing this morning. They are: Loien Banks, nineteen, said to be a companion of Jones and also em oiled in the CCC; Um- and Frank Peck. dent of Bradford, where he was born. January 26. 1007. He had lived in this citv since leaving Bradford as a child He leaves his wife. Lea. and son, Stanlclv A. Keller of Russell, Pa.; five brothers, Fred V., Law- berto Nitsche both of this city, and alleged operators of the establishment where the affray was believed to have started OFFICER'S STATEMENT Police Officer Ralph Robinson stated at the hearing that he \utnessed Jones striking at Kcl- Ici shortly after one o'clock Sunday Sunday morning 1 . Officer Robinson, in his o\\n words, said: "I wa«s patrolling- North Union Union Street about one-fifteen o'clock whefc the taverns and rate* Mere Closing, when 1 heard a noise that Bounded like someone someone was falling or running down the stair, of the building at 44.1 \\ Xorth Union Street. "t wa.« only a *hort distance away, about twenty feet, and turned and s»w Banks ran out of the hallway, and start up the street, followed by Jones. In- fttead of following Banks. Jones stood hack against the building, out of might, and hi a few second* second* Keller emerged. "Jone* stepped In front of Keller and I *aw him *trike or *lab Keller in the vicinity of hi* heart, and run away. "I chaaed the two and overtook overtook them at the Intersection of Reed and Union Street* and brought thftn back to where Keller had fallen nn hi* face. , not knowing then exactly what jMrs. Lena Shine of this city. had happeneu. Jone* helped me lift Keller and I noticed Mood. and opening hi* *hlrt I saw a i drf*p ga*h in hi* rhe*t. i M« ·» · · · MEN HEM Two Injured As Officer KoMn*o«. npon notir- inr a crowd gathering, ordered h«th Rank* and June* to Maud with their hack* again*! a fence oieriooking an oprn M. while he tried t« talk to Keller. Dr. Call ,T. Hosmcr. coroner. Crawford Jones i rence V.. Paul A . and Edward all of Olcao. and Herman of Rochester: three sistcis. Mis. S. E. Jueffer of Derrick City; Mis Min- Seward of Great Valley and Burial will be in Pleasant Valley j Cemetery. , Car Hits Pole Donald J. Sirdevan. 1101 North Union Street, and Mis* Is?be! Cashimere. 1J14 River Sticet. suf- fere(1 m5nor i nj ,, r i cs w hcn a car smnmonrd and shortly after Offi-i o w -n^ , n f j driven bv Mr. Sirdexaa rer Robjnson had taken both Jones j c ft the back road to Hinsdalc. .-r.d Bank? to the local police head- 8 trikinr a telephone po'«- Sunday oisarlcr? Jhc murder weapon was' morninjr. found in the \-acant lot where i*; Deputy Sheriff Everett G. M! ?rr-.Tcntlv been thrown. ' Graham, -who invcsti^Jitod. said Ajjtop.ey taken ,T few hours fol- the car was badh'

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  1. Times Herald,
  2. 16 Sep 1940, Mon,
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