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 - $ (Dapitraiipe IEsiipee Hollister, Dec. 31...
$ (Dapitraiipe IEsiipee Hollister, Dec. 31 (U.R) Three desperate convicts were back in Soledad medium security prison today today after an unsuccessful escape attempt involving kidnaping, robbery, robbery, car theft and assault with a deadly weapon. All three, two of them notorious notorious Oklahoma kidnapers, were captured without a struggle after they kidnaped a prison trusty, trussed up the wife and daughter of the Greenfield, Calif., police chief, and stole the chief's car, coat and gun. The men, described by prison officials officials as "dangerous," were identified identified as Arthur Wilson, 37, a strong-arm strong-arm strong-arm bandit, and the notorious Graimes brothers, Robert, 34, and Olen, 37. The latter pair were convicted convicted of kidnaping in 1938 in Yuba county. They were captured after a wild two-hour two-hour two-hour manhunt when the police chief's stolen car ran out of gas 15 miles south of here. Wilson walked walked into a road block while looking for a service station, and the officers officers found the other two by backtracking backtracking on him. The men were on an outside "honor system" work detail when they escaped. They were sent to pick up a truck load of fertilizer, chauffered by Trusty Carl Suckow, 30. After leaving the prison they held a knife to Sukow's throat and forced him to drive to Greenfield. There they broke into the home of Police Chief Tom Wilder, apparently apparently not knowing it was a police officer's home. Wilder was absent. The men trussed up Wilder's wife. May Bell, and her two and a half year old daughter. They also tied Sukow.

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  1. Santa Cruz Sentinel,
  2. 31 Dec 1948, Fri,
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