Milford Holtsclaw shooting August 30, 1987 The Kokomo Tribune pg 2
Police arrest 2 after shooting death BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (AP) - A 24-year-old Greene County man and a 17-year-old juvenile were being held Saturday for questioning questioning in the shooting death of a Bloomfield service station owner, police said. Ronald B. Adkins, of Worthington, Worthington, and the juvenile, who police did not identify, remained in custody without bond at the Greene County Jail, said chief deputy Frank Scherrard of the Greene County sheriff's department. department. Charges will be filed Monday, Scherrard said. Milford Holtsclaw, 47, a co- owner of Holtsclaw Standard station, station, was shot about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in an apparent burglary attempt at the station, sheriff's deputies said. Holtsclaw, who lived at the service service station, apparently heard burglars trying to break in and was shot when he confronted them, police said. The suspects were apprehended about 3 a.m. in Vincennes, 30 miles southwest of Bloomfieid. They were caught after they failed to pay for gasoline at a service service station in Worthington, police said.