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VOL. 94. NO. 39. 'Model Parolee' Held in Slaying New Franklin Man Murdered, Mother Attacked by Fugitive Authorities Arrest Former Prison Inmate In Sedalia After Spotting Stolen Vehicle A psychopathic fugitive, once considered a. model parolee, allegedly criminally assaulted a New Franklin woman Sunday night and killed her 26-year-old son. He is Garland S. Phillips, 49, near Fulton, now being held at Fayette. The assaulted * * * Held in Slaying woman, Mrs. Flossie Perkins, was reported in a state of shock at Lee Hospital, Fayette. Her son, Wilmer D. Perkins, was shot to death with a .410 shotgun Phillips .picked up while prowling through the Perkins home, looking for food. Mrs. Perkins and her son had spent the afternoon in Fayette. On returning Sunday night to their farm home about four miles north of New Franklin, Phillips was leaving the home and was blinded by the lights of their vehicle. Phillips ordered them out, because he said he wanted the car. Phillips told'the Missouri Highway Patrol he thought the driver reached for something to hit him with and he fired, intending to hit the driver in the shoulder. The shot was fatal. He took Mrs. Perkins hostage, and sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. today he allegedly assaulted her. Phillips has denied assaulting the woman. In Perkins' Car Then Phillips left for Sedalia in the Perkins car. He was arrested at 5:13 a.m. by Trooper Robert Slockdel and Jack Couls, Sedalia! night chief of police, at Sedalia. Phillips was transferred to Fay- ; cite. 1 The Fayette hospital reported the! woman had been assaulted. She' had suffered a severe concussion from a blow by a pop bottle and was bruised by fist blows. Law officials had been searching for Phillips since Aug. 11. when his employer said he failed to return to work on the Callaway farm. Thc State Board of Probation and Parole said Phillips had been a model parolee for three years and for many years a model! prisoner. He was sentenced to a life term at the state penitenliary in 1934 for murder in Cass Counly. Record Good |a drunkenness charge. jcnccs. His Institution record was good! Thc firc thal b ,. okc ou , ,„ lhc i and soon he was placed on trusty; cc || fj .| cd thc j ai ) wilh smo i <ei status on the outside. caused an explosion, and look, lhc Garland S. Phillips il Fire Fatal To Eight Inmates Prosecutor Blames „ Matches, Cigarette,... TOMS RIVER, N. J. f AP) — The Ocean County prosecutor said day the disastrous county jail fire i was caused by matches or a light- ed cigarette passed to a prisoner in a padded cell. Howard Ewart, the prosecutor, onc of the Iwo trusty inmates jhanded a cigarette and matches or a lighted cigarette to a "General" Petcrscn, 35, a Lakcwood Negro held in the padded cell In 1949 he began seven years under minimum security. During (Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) lives of eight prisoners, including Petersen. Ewart said the trusly inmale's

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  1. Jefferson City Post-Tribune,
  2. 24 Aug 1959, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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