Miami Daily News-Record (Miami, Okalahoma) 14 October 1935
Fifth Arrest Likely In 'Payroll Murder 9 PAWHUSKA, Okla., Oct. 14— (1P> —A fifth arrest may be made in the murder of Jess Whitechurch before the case is closed, Sheriff Dick Coriners said today. Four persons, one of whom hai pleaded guilty, are in jail charged with the Christmas eve "payroll murder" near Wolco. Jack Ford, 29, arrested several months ago, has pleaded guilty to both the murder and armed .robbery .robbery charges and will be sentenced Nov. 12. Kermit Blevins and Esley Pruitt, both arrested at Tulsa Saturday, Saturday, and Frank Smith are the others accused of the murder. Smith is still in jail at Tulsa and tha other two are held here. All are from near Tulsa.