Thomas J Glass Accident 1935, Page 1

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Thomas J Glass Accident 1935, Page 1 - VolumeXLHI. No. 24. HIT-SKIP DRIVER OF DEATH...
VolumeXLHI. No. 24. HIT-SKIP DRIVER OF DEATH GftR IS Paul Sarver, Of Falls Mills, Is Apprehended By Group Of Officers FACES CHARGE IN DEATH OF THOMAS J. GLASS Bun Down And Killed Near State Line Last Sunday; Tip Of Auto Repair Man Leads To Arrest Of Driver; Said To Have Confessed Paul Sarver, 21, of Falla Mills, is 'being held in the Tazewell county jail charged with being the driver of the automobile that killed Thomas J. Glass, 44, filling station operator, and Injuring his wife as the couple walked along Virginia * avenue, in East Bluefleld, Va., Sunday night. "I was so excited that I was crazy," was the only alibi Sarver offered when questioned by authorities authorities last evening as to why he did not stop after the accident and render assistance, or why he had not since surrendered. Officers raid despite: the fact that Carver had made ' every effort to conceal the crime, he declared that he had suffered suffered great mental agony. A warrant for Sarver was issued by Police Judge T. A. Osborne, of Bluefleld, Va., in the presence of Trial Justice N. Clarence Smith, who fixed the bond.of the young man at $3,000. Sarver waived preliminary hearing and was removed to the county jail by A. Eckdall, chief of police of Pocahontas, and W. F. Shumate, Shumate, Tazewell county deputy sheriff. Killed year State Lino The accident in which Thomas Glass was killed occurred about 800 yards west "of the state line in Blue­ fleld, Va. Glass and his wife were walking east on Virginia avenue to their home on Juniper street, this city; from a visit to friends on the Virginia Side. The car, operating west, ran around e truck and then struck the couple. Glass was carried for some distance and.his body was mangled by the speeding automobile. • The only clues that police in Greater , Bluefleld had was a piece ,and pieces of glass ifrom the wlnd,- shield. Officers of the .twin cities ; wirj|ce4 diligently' on the liase from the jstart, showing..a, splendldiisplrit of cooperation. They followed out every: clue that developed. Citizens displayed •-unusual - interest in the case-and hundreds-of-persons furnished furnished 'the officers with numerous suggestions as to the possibly idenity of the car and its driver. Receive Tip The "tip" that led to identification identification of the car and its driver came to-Chief ot Police C. N. Wilson yesterday.. yesterday.. He immediately got in touch with the Virginia Side officers and the investigation was launched terminating terminating in the arrest of: Sarver late yesterday afternoon. Chief Wilson, accompanied hy Constable Constable J. Earle Bailey, of Bluefleld; George W. Havens, chief of police at Bluefleld, Va., and W. L. Burton, a constable on the Virginia Side, went' to • Rose villa yesterday afternoon afternoon and learned from a used oar dealer that on Tuesday a young man, who was known as Paul, and said to be a resident of Falls Mills, had purchased a set of headlight lens for a Ford cabriolet and had a windshield windshield glass installed in the car. Officers Officers learned the car showed evidence evidence of having been in an accident and there was some bloodstrains about the machine. Prior to their going, to Roseville the officers had been informed that the car which had figured in the accident Sunday night was owned by Dr. William Kahle, of Falls Mills, Police returning to Falls Mills, stopped at the residence of Dr. Kahle, but he was not at home and the car was not there. Dr. Kahle, It (Turn to Page Three)

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 21 Feb 1935, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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