Clipped From Aiken Standard
AikenJPplice Leave For New York For Robbery Suspect City.Policeman T. D. Tavelle and County Policeman C. M. Courtney accompanied'• by J. O. Ussery have left for Mineola, Long Island,- New York wher_e Amos Scott Collins, Negro, is held for the South Carolina authorities on'a charge of .armed robbery. Ezekiel Badger, Negro, also of Aiken .is facing charges in the New York city of robbery. He hag already been indicted. Badger and •Collins escaped from the Aiken county chaingang. It was after this escape that J. O. Ussery, Aiken merchant, was shot in an armed robbery of his store on the night of July 1.4. He recovered recovered from his wound 'after spending some time .in .the county hospital. ' Some time later Sheriff Price Fallaw was advised that two Negnoes answering the description description of Collins and Badger had •been seen in the Beech Island section. section. Sheriff Fallaw 'and a posse of deputies hunted the wanted men and exchanged shots with them. However they escaped in the dense swamp. Nothing more was heard from the two Negroes until the Mineola, New York police notified Chief of Police J. M. Sprawls of the arrest of Badjrer on a robbery charge. Fingerprints of both men ha<i been taken by the Department several Aiken Police years before and these were rushed to the New- York authorities who identified Badger and picked up Collins for the Aiken police. It was then that the two police officers and! the Aiken merchant made the trip! to the New York city in an at- | tempt to identify Collins as one of the two who held up Ussery.