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TWO NEGROES IN USSERY SHOOTING -Two Negro men who robbed an •hot store- proprietor Jf O Ussery Saturday night, July 1 were identified last week as Amo Scott Collins and Ezekiei Badger escaped convicts' from the Aike county chain gang since June 1' Police Chief J. M. Sprawls an nonnced. • ; • Both men were last Keen in a automobile near the-Aiken airpor on highway number one, on Jul 11, a Thursday night Sprawls al so reported that the two men ha broken into the home of anothe i on. June 29,. taking clothin i and $90 in cash. They were tile vicinity of th t airport garbed in the stolen '.Sprawls reported. Tfce tiro Negroes are reported to be wen armed and dangerous. Police records showing finge prints and pictures of the two are in the hands of Chief Sprawls. Badger is • feet tall and weighs about 155 pounds. He was placed on .the chain gang tie first of thi ""year for stealing: a car. Collins, i 5 feet, 8 inches tall, has higl cheekbones, a scar on his lef shoulder, and is approximately 22 yean old. He was placed on tiw chain gang in 1941 for larceny. He later escaped to Georgia where h _was__a pprehe nd ed _an/ rnedj o Aiken county authorities. There % a $25 reward out for each of these men. Ussery, whi was shot in the robbery Satan; remains in the Aiken hospital but is reported not to be seriously ii jured. ,

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 24 Jul 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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