O M Blondon *Ora Brady) is captured. Journal Gazette (Mattoon Illinois) - 31 Jan 1911
'. Schlos- O.T..0LOL'DKJ IS CAPTURE! ACCU8ED -CHICKfcN -THIEF AR RESTED i AT SHELDON BY - SHERIFF AYE. NOW III COUNTY JAIL Police Keep Track of Man Through ' Aid of 'Spy Also Wsnted In . :" Kankakee. . . Dra Brady, alias O. M. Blondln, alias C. C. Brown, wanted In Mattoon on a charge ot larceny of - chickens and in Kankakee on a charge of for gery, was arrested at midnight Monday In Sheldon by Sheriff Aye of Coles county. Brady Is now In Jail in Charleston awaiting his preliminary hearing in Mattotro, This is the man for whom the officers of the city and county have been searching for two weeks' and he Is believed to ' be the person who sold ipmestolemcfilcken.t the Legg poultry bouse early one morning ten days ago, f It is the man whose family, quartered at the home of . Mrs. F, Miller,, 1321 .Lafayette avenue, was suspected a week go of knowing mor than wa good for the peace of thei city. .. ,:; ,Y t . , v. A man appeared' at 6 o'clock one morning at the Legg esUblishment, with eighteen chickena. They were bought, and at $ o'clock, a small boy appeared for the money. A check was made out to O..M. Blondln; a name he had given Night Watchman BealL Beall this mornirg was called to identify Brady before he was taken to Charleston, , Payment on Cheek Stopped. ' The ' same morning reports ot the theft : of chickens ft"om the pen of Mrs. 8ultana .Vanlandlngham of this city started an Investigation and pay. f v. " iiwm5iv,.,i menton the' check was stopped. A short time after, it-was given, the wo man living 'in the Miller apartments appeared at the store of S. B. Reich, nearbyr tofpay for groceries with it Mr. Reich refused to honor the check, for the account run there had been under the name of C. C. Brown,. ' The police then began a search for Blondln and could not find him. At first the . wife, who remained there with: the. small son, said it was ber husband's father, but investigation by-, Deputy Sberilt Slover and Chief Welsh railed Wvertry tht -report MeaOwbile Chief Welsh was communicating with Terra Haute, whence the family U said to hav ome, and sot a bad reputation for Blondln. Deputy Sheriff Slover learned that Blondln s real name was Ora Brady and then he remembered, the. t7 some time ago be, bad: received a telephone message from Kankakee to arrest the fellow on a capias frons the' Iroquois county beach. f j ' . Brady's steps were . traced and It was learned tft't ha vas to appear In. Rantoul at a certain hour. Mrs, Brady, remaining tinder surveillance in, Mattoon, found out that her husband was wanted by the too previous publication of the story In a morning ciiir. uu oraur isueo w appear in Ran tout A spy set to watch for him there reported nothing doing. But" thepo!ice and sherirs feres kept Iract of the fellow and It was learned that his father, who visited Mattoon recently and who tj seen to enter the Miller home and converse with Mrs,; Brady, lived in Sheldon. By keeping in communication with a spy there, Sheriff Aye learned through the Mattoon police Monday that the fellow was at home. . Sheriff Aye arrived In Sheldon on Monday night and enlisted the aid of a deputy sheriff there. Four . men went to the Brady house and demanded admission. :' The VaJther ; finally came to the door and declared the son's, whereabouts unknown.. Sheriff Aye demanded the right to search the house, this at llrst being; refused, then unavoidably granted. The wanted plan WM found asleep ,ifl.BheA-up-stairs. The father said that he was very sick and could :not he .removed except on a stretcher. So a doctor wsg sent for. but while 'he was com. ing; Sheriff Aye. told Ora to get up and dress, as he was going to take blm to Mattoon. Ora, not knowing what the father had said, proceeded to do so and Sheriff Aye brought him heme with the full consent of a surgeon. : A. few days ago Drady suffered a slight attack of paralysis- and he carries ope arm in a aling. He had been In 'Sheldon four or five days. The preliminary Rearing will be new Wednesday If present arrange, pients narry-ont. Tn"ease The'prose-cution here falls.ihe will be turned over to Kankakee officials.'