Charles Cotner June 26, 1925 The Democrat American (Sallisaw)

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Charles Cotner
June 26, 1925
The Democrat American
BANK ROBBER REWARD TO SEQUOYAH COUNTY SHERIFF The Arkansas Bankers association with headquarters at Little Rock, this weel$: transmitted a check to Sheriff John E. Johnston through the First National Bank in Sallisaw, for $500.00 in full settlement of the reward offered offered more than one year ago by that able and efficient organization, for the arrest and conviction of Charley Cotner, charged with holding up the First National Bank of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Cotner was arrested about one year ago on the Al Todd ranch south of Muskogee, .during participation participation in a big round-up and rodeo, by Sheriff John E. Johnston, Under^ sheriff Bert Cotton and Deputy Boy) Cheek. The officers had received wortUL that he would attend the big rodeo and enter the roping contests. They communicated communicated with the cashier of the Prairie Grove bank and had him journey journey to Muskogee to identify the fugitive, fugitive, which he did. Sheriff Johnston walked into the middle of the rodeo arena and placed Cotner under arrest just as he had started into the contests but as the two men started to the sheriff's car, Cotner broke and ran into the large crowd pursued by the officers. He was captured after a thrilling thrilling chase, in which several shots were fired, and returned to Arkansas to face the bank robbery charges. He was convicted and is now in the Arkansas penitentiary. Cotner's home is a few miles north of Vian and he is well known to many citizens of this, county. Needless to say, Sheriff John- ston is mightily gratified to receiva the healthy check j The Arkansas bankers paid a $500 reward to Perry Chuculate also, about two years back, when he apprehended and had .returned to that state, a f ugi-. tive from justice charged with the same crime as Cotner. Bank robbing in (Arkansas is looked at askance and but few robberies are known in that state, due to the vigilance of the officers officers and to the heavy, sentences imposed imposed by juries when convictions are had,

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