Charles Cotner June 27, 1924 The Democrat American (Sallisaw)
MUSKOGEE DEPUTY IN COURT; WANTS SHARE COTNER REWARD To File Suit for Recovery of $1000.00 Prize; Claims Special Deputyship Declaring that he single-handed and unarmed effected the capture of Charles Cotner, the Vian youth wanted wanted in connection with.the robbery of. banks at Prairie Grove and Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, Irving Honimer, a" to in of of as a cowboy of Todd's ranch near Muskogee, Muskogee, announced that he would file suit against all county officials of Sequoyah Sequoyah county, and officials in Arkansas having jurisdiction in<-the distribution of the ,$1000.00 reward offered for Cotner's capture. Honimer said that although Cotner was taken to Sallisaw and later to Prairie Grove by Sheriff. John E. Johnston of Sallisaw, who had fired several shots during the chase of Cotner Cotner at the rodeo, he Honimer) had actually apprehended the alleged bank robber after he had knocked down one of the deputies and was escaping from him. - Honimer said that he was acting as a special officer the day of the arrest, but he had no gun at the time. —Gotner r while being-held in the coun* ty jail here, was identified by Prairie Grove and Sulphur Springs bank officials officials as one of the bandits who in May looted the institutions in bold daylight raids, according to the local officers. He is now in jail at Prairie Grove, according to Honimer and that he had information that the reward had been paid over to Sheriff. Johnston.- "Cottontop" Walker, a much wanted alleged bank bandit is understood to have been at the rodeo in company with Cotner but during the. sensational sensational chase of Cotner, made his escape. According to the local officials there.has been no reward paid "to any member of Sequoyah county force to date for the capture of Cotner.