1911-03-17 - Lee Shelton - e-arrested
TWO NEGROES PARDONED ARE IN CELLS AGAIN Lee Shelton, Alias Stack Lee, and William Wed ley Held for-Burglary.- for-Burglary.- for-Burglary.- for-Burglary.- of ' 3 BOTH HAD LONG TERMS Shelton Had Served 12 Years When Released; Wedley Was Serving 15' Years. Two negroes, pardoned by Gov. Iladley from the penitentiary, are In the hands of the St. Louis . police, charges with fresh crimes Lee Shelton, known also as Stack Lee, formerly a negro politician, who preceded Oille Jackson ag proprietor of a lid club for his race,- race,- was brought to St. Louis Friday by Special Officer Cooper, a negro, to answer a charge 6f robbery. Shelton Is accused of . robbing the home of Louis Aklns, another negro, last January, beating Akins on the head with a revolver and breaking his skull. The amount stolen was J140. Akins, who lives at 4449 Lucky street, identified the prisoner. Shelton was pardoned by 5ov. Iladley Iladley Thanksgiving Day. 1909. after serving 12 years and four months on a charge of murdering William Lyons, another negro. The sentence was for 25 years. , . Jackson Acquitted. Ollie Jackson, Shelton's successor as head of the Modern Horseshoe Club, was acquitted Thursday-on Thursday-on Thursday-on a charge of permitting gambling there, after a police raid In which negroes were found shooting craps. The foreman of the jury was Martin Collins, a colonel on Gov. Hadley's staff. Gov. Hadley pardoned William Wedley, whom 4 the police call the most notorious daylight negro burglar burglar St. Louis ever produced, because he helped fight the recent Are- Are- at the State Capitol. He was one of the convicts called out to aid the firemen. Patrolman Rrennan of the Ifewstead avenue station, noting that a window of Eugene J. Smith's home, at 4505 Berlin avenue, was tied open Thursday Thursday night, walked around into the back yard and found Wedley. . , On the way to the Station Wedley threw a chisel out of ther patrol wagon, but it was recovered. Search of ' the ground about the Smith home revealed a screwdriver. The - putty in one of the windows showed the marks of tools. , Was Oat of Work. Wedley finally admitted his Identity. He said the reason he couldn't stay straight was that he could : not find work. . ' When pardoned Wedley was ''serving a 15-year 15-year 15-year sentence foi? burglary. There had been 25 charges against him for robbing St. Louis homes. He worked almost always in daylight. "