Houser 1936

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TWO CENTS MAN IS DISARMED AFTER SHOOTING AT YOUNG GIRL U. Grant Farlingr, 35, Terrorizes Neighbors Before Police Nab Him fro-n vice-president AWAITS HEARING Minus the revolver with which he terrified a whole neighborhood early last night before finally tiring twice at a 16-year-old girl, a Carlisle "cowboy" was held in the county prison today to answer to charges of shooting with intent to kill and carrying concealed weapons. The prisoner is IT. Grant Farl-ling, 35, of North Hanover Street. After brandishing a .32 calibre revolver in the faces of a half dozen persons, he shot twice at Gayle Miller, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Miller. 136 West North Street, as she fled to safety through the backyard of her home. Both shots went wild. About 8 o'clock last night Farl-ling knocked on the door at the home of Mrs. Irene Dodson, 90 Frederick Street. Inside with Mrs. Dodson were Mrs. Esther Kuhns, her mother; Mrs. Laura Scott, her sister, who lives next door, and Gayle, a friend and neighbor. Mrs. Kuhns answered Farlling's imperative knocks. She saw his revolver but with Barbara Fritchie spirit refused to let him enter. Apparently aware that Gayle and Mrs. Scott were Inside, he shouted threats at both of them and finally Mrs. Kuhns slammed the door in his face. Meanwhile, Gayle fled through a rear door, headed for her home, the jear yard of which borders Fred erick Street, Anticipating her movements, IFarlling rushed around the house and fired twice at the girl as she sped through the yard. "I'm a cowboy," he shouted between shots. During the fusillade, everyone in the neighborhood ran to cover but IFarlling, possibly disgusted with the inaceuracy of his aim, departed. A few minutes later Police Chief Charles E. Strock and Policemen Charles Wise and Edward Houser found Farlling in his one-room apartment and relieved him of his revolver without further . trouble. He was taken to jail. Today he was charged with shooting with intent to kill and carrying deadly weapons. Information (was made before Justice of the Peace Frank M. Fagan by David i Miller, father of the girl, and Chief i Strock. Neither Miller nor his daughter could account for Farlling's actions. Police said he had been drinking.

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  1. The Sentinel,
  2. 08 Apr 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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