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 - Negroes Arrested For Shooting Ussery Two...
Negroes Arrested For Shooting Ussery Two Escaped Convicts Held In Mineola, New York For Crime Here. Benton Rackley Discharged From The Army Benton T. Rackley Jr. of- Aiken, has ^received his honorable discharge discharge from the U. S. Army after 2 V4 year s service. At the time of his discharge he held the rank of staff sergeant, and he wore the American Theatre, Good Conduct and Victory Ribbons. ;. Before entering the service he was a student at the University of South Carolina. He plans to enter Georgia School of Technology Technology in Atlanta to work on a degree in electrical engineering. Cpl. Strothers Assigned New Unit In Italy Cpl. Wilbur A. Strothers, son of Mrs. Hat tie E. Strothcrs, of Aiken who is serving with the army in Leghorn, Italy, has been assigned to the .856th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance- Company. :i unit of the Peninsular Base Section. ' -. Sf.rothe.rs. .who has liecn awarded awarded ~Tn"e North American Defense Ribbon, the Victory Medal, the Mediterranean Theater ribbon, the (.'icrman Occupation HIinoTT. the (lood Conduct ribbon, four l>ali!e stars, ami tile Purple Hi-art, has been in the army since his enlist enlist men t -on .Vovember 11 :•• I'.t-ll!. Ezekiel Badger and Amos Scott Collins, have -been arrested in •Mineola. Nassau County. N'ew York, charged with ..holding up and shooting J. O. Ussery at his store here on Saturday evening, July 14. : . . Both Negroes are .escaped convict? convict? from the Aiiten- County chaingang. . .' • . . Chief of Polled J. M. Sprawls said that he and State Constable W. J. -Thompson' will go to New York to bring back Collins as soon as they are notified by New York authorities. Badger is 'being held in New j York on a robbery charge there. | As soon as his case goes to the ! New York Grand Jury he will also j be turned- over to the Aiken po- |lice. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of both men. The apprehension of these two was made possible by fingerprints which were on file at the local police station, it is stated. The men are charged with en- j-tering the store of Mr. Vsstry. shooting him through, the lung and robbing him of $30. Ebb Smhh. a bystander, was held at the point. of a gun. Both of the N'ejrroc-? ir.ado ;i quick gel-away and were' r.e.vi hoard from when SheVif!' Price- IFjillaw ' clias-e.il them .Hit r.vn weeks later into the .Sava:-.n;tii River swaiii.p near Beech Island. ( Mr. Us scry \va.s in ihe jf'ounly hospital for :-ever:\". 'and 'is 'now rc-cv.pemi.injr • ; home.

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 18 Sep 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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