Charles Cotner and wife Ruby. Feb 15, 1934 The Democrat-American (Sallisaw)
COTWER'S WIFE Ruby Cotner. wife of Charles Cot ner, notorious Sequoyah county ' bad j was arrested by Deputy Sheriff , Charlie Hutchens and assisting' offl-, '^cers at Vian Wednesday evening, a?• an accessory in the murder of Dep- j uty Sheriff Earl Powell at Chelsea Okla., Feb. 3. • Mrs. Cotner was arrested ms she nr. T IN DEATH CASE Arrested In Vian As Accessory In' Slaying of Deputy Sheriff drove into Vian, in a new coupe. W i her were her two year old son, Jackie, and her slste* in-law, Blanche Cot- ner. The arrest was made, Falconer said here, after the car, used by" the des- peradoes who killed Deputy Sheriff Powell at Chelsea, was found to be Mrs. Comer's car. Ed Canton, desperado, was found 1 not know where her husband was, dead in Chelsea, the night Powell was killed. Officers believe that Clanton's companions were Forcrt^-adsli**, no-; torlous Cookson hills gunman, and Charlie Cotner. They also believe that one of Clanton's .companion:; shot him. Mrs. Cotner, when arrested Wednesday Wednesday admitted that she had let Cx - ner have the automobile a short time before the Chelsea shooting. She sai:! that she had last seen her husband the morning following the affray at Chelsea, and that her husband at that time "walked out of the house, and she had not seen him since. Cotner is a suspect, officers said in a number of bank robberies which have been committed in the Fort Smith section within recent mrmths. Clantori was said by a brother, Ed Clanton, to have had $2,700 "in his' clothing, the night he was killed. Of-: ficers believe Bradshaw or • Cotner shot him to get his money. ^ ^, • . ' . . , . Other than saying that she had let Cotner have the car and that she did! Mrs. Cotner would not make a statement. statement. She Is about 22 years old, borni , j i a v, • ,1, and reared in Sequoyah county, and the daughter of John Young, of Se quoyah county.'