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 - HORSE THIEVES IN JAIL Clias. and RaV Fondren,...
HORSE THIEVES IN JAIL Clias. and RaV Fondren, brothers, claiming McAlester as their home, were arrested by Constable W. L. Arnold of Crawford county. Ark., about 30 miles northeast of "Van Burcn Saturday afternoon about 3:00 (j'clock on a warrant charging them with hqrse stealing. On Friday night, the 17th, the stable belonging to Will Mabray at Muldrow was entered and two horses and a buggy stolen. Mr. Mabra.\, as soon as he had discovered the theft, notified Sheriff Gay, and that energetic man-hunter got busy on the trail. His first move was to enlist the services of the Star-Gazette force in getting out notices offering a substantial rewards both for the recovery of the property and the capture of the thieves, and within an incrediljly short time from receiving the news of the theft he was mailing broadcast throughout the land the information upon which Mr. Arnold worked in capturing the men. At the lime the Fondrens were arrested they .had the horses and buggy in their possession and were I "hot-footing it" for Missouri, so j the\c is not much ((uestion of their getting an opportunity to view the landscape of their native heath through the bars of the penitentiary at McAlesler. Mr. Arnold, immediately upon getting his men in custody, wired Sheriff Gay and started with them for Van Buren, where he was met by Mr. Gay. The accused men were brought lo Sallisav/ and lodged in jail and Chas. had his hearing Thursday morning before .Tustice E. N. Ellis, but Ray waived a hearing and beg- I the latter waived a hearing, but beg^ • ged the justice to release him, which he refused to do. Both defendants were bound over to the district court and their bonds placed at $2,000 each; neither of them were able to furnish the surety required and they were returned to jail. It is said that Chas., the one who agrees to plepd guilty when his case is called in District court, when it sits here in December, has served 2% years of a previous sentence on a sinailar charge to the one which, faces him now.

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  1. The Star-Gazette,
  2. 24 Sep 1915, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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