mar 31, 1955

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mar 31, 1955 - George Lafoon Arrested In Pueblo, Colo....
George Lafoon Arrested In Pueblo, Colo. Suspected Robber Of Bank In Justin Grabbed In Bar By SCOTT BROOKSHIRE Record-Chronlde Slaff M'rlier FBI agents in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday afternoon arrested 25- year-old George Lafoon, charged here with the armed robbery of the Juslin Stale Bank. An FBI agent in Denton Wednesday night said thai Lafoon was wrested in a bar where he had GEORGE LAFOOX George Backs Ike On War 'Speculation' WASHINGTON Ifl-Sen. George (D-Ga) said liday be supports President Eisenhower's posilion in rot saying now whether the United Stales will help defend Quomoy and Matsu if they are attacked by Ihe Ilcils. George, chairman of the Senate P o r e I g n - Relations Committee spoke in an interview in advance of a While House briefing of Senate leaders of both parlies. "I think the President is right about not making any commit mcnls at this time," George said "Of course, you can't keep people Irom speculating when high offi cials make the statements aboui the situation that they do." icon traced from the Shirley folcl in I'ueblo. Lafoon offered no resistance. Officers reported he had $1,139.55 on him at the time he was arrested. One thousand dollars of .the money was in 20-dollar bills. Agents in Pueblo reported thai Lafoon had purchased a 1350 Ford since he is alleged to have committed the robbery here last Saturday at 10:50 a.m. WARRANT FILED The FBI agent in Denton said that a warrant for Lafoon was filed in Sherman. He said he know when the man would be brought back here. Sheriff Wylie Barnes said today that Lafoon will also face burglary charges here. The accused Justin bandit is said to be in Wise County for burglary and in Tarrant County for nine burglaries. Officers here say Lafoon "jumped" a $6,000 bond on the Torrant County burglaries. The FBI has reported that Lafoon has a federal and state penitentiary record. 'BROTHER'S ADMISSION 1 Barnes and the FBI agent Wednesday night said that Leroy Lafoon, 19, had admitted here thai George told him about the bank robbery, Leroy Is being held here on charge of receiving and concealing stolen bank funds. Charles Lafoon, 28, has been released. Charles told officers ho was Leroy when both were arrested and Leroy handed him a roll ol money -- about $200. Charles tained that he did not know the money came from. George Lafoon was identified the man who took a 1551 green Mercury from a \S'iehita Falls car lot Saturday to "try it out.' Dento'n deputies 'Bud Gentle anc W. E. Tiplon took a photograph of the man being held in Pueblo to Wichita Falls Wednesday anc showed it to (he car lot employes A preliminary hearing on the charges against Leroy has been set in Justice 2. D. Lewis' cow- here Tuesday al 9:30 a.m. The Lafoon brother officers firs, were looking for has been locatet by the FBI in California. He is parently innocent of the crime. The man now believed to be sponsible for the crime was through a parcel of clothing to G. C. Moore in Pueblo, Colo See KOUBEKY, Page

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  1. Denton Record-Chronicle,
  2. 31 Mar 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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