Nance, Dard Statesville Record & Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina 22 Feb 1898 p. 7
writ in money is pit- as afresh ont in had He oar- been sev- is ooraapoBdenco of The Landnwrlt. J. F Nance, generally known as Dard," and IIH brother, Back Nance, who had jnst got off the gang in Iredell for rooking J L. Brewer's house in Qwaltney town ship, Alexander county, went to Meadows' a few nights ago, break ing the door down a.nd" throwing rocks in the house, breaking the head-board off a bedstead. They went into the bouse, swearing they would kill Meadows. A warrant wae, issued for them the officers fonnd them with Becky Meadows and Dunne Shoemaker in __ old ont house The two girls of bad character and they fought officers with sticks and rocks. Davd mud* his escape and has not captured. Buck Nance was taken and sent to jii! Dumie Shoemaker, one of the girls who resisted, sent to jail. Tbe snertS of Alexander would thaakfn'l to receive information of Dard's'whereabouts. He has a very ugly gash cut on top ot his a brtti.0 on tbe side of his head. Grade, N. C , Feb 23,189B.