18 August 1964

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18 August 1964 - AWOL Soldier (Continued From I'nge 1.) learn...
AWOL Soldier (Continued From I'nge 1.) learn tlie suspect's Identity. Cull* lleailqiiaricrn Burch called police headquarters, was instructed to make the check-up, and with the M. P. sergeant then followed and overtook the youth near Carter Bros, where they were joined by Patrolman Wallace. The youth first gave his name as Johnson, according to In the country four town. He claimed a Carter Bros. salesman could identify him. The group Ihen went.into the garage. The salesman was absent, but was called by telephone from the garage, the report shows, and denied personal knowledge of the youth. He suggested he might have been with a youth named Ice who' recent- 'y bought a car from him: The policemen were dissatisfied with the showing as to the youth's identity, told him he was under arrest. Then a call was made by Patrolman Wallace for a police car so the suspect could be taken to the police station for a further check-up. Wallace was told to get the police cruiser which was at another nearby garage. The group then left Carter Bros. The M. P. sergeant continued on his way to St. Louis, Wallace left to get the cruiser. Aud Burch was left with the prisoner. Youth Bolts When Patrolman Wallace returned in the cruiser and was getting out, the report says, the Broadway Plum vvith lowing. Buroh said thai he called on the youth lo halt, then fired when the youth turned into Ad , card from the Air Force as of last March 8, tending to confirm the name given by the wounded sen-iceman and his age, p ol]tte chief Hefner then had the police chief at Alexandria, , youth suddenly ran west on *»"*»" ' turned north on Burch fol- ams Ct, and was apparently about to perfect escape. at Patrnimnn W H H U ,. D i^ M_ Patrolman Wallace had fol- i owe d with the department au- * •_;. «.. . ." r\ •.-.,.*.« i»ii»i mv uvtiai'iiuvHi «u- tornobile. The voiith fhpn «.„. ;. . ., P wU !• '? ™ s - „ { ° have lven n ' s name as Herbert J. saying his parents lived in Alexandria,' Ind. Subsequently, the police report shows, the fugitive's billfold was examined. In it. was found, an identity ^.marshal's office at Scott Alp base -A reply by a major in <; omi ™ of a M»ol squadron, the evening, Chief .Heafner said, gave information that Ice was absent without leave his squadron there, ' In further investigation last evening, police said, it was f ran) the Carter Bros, salesman, mentions! by the sery» iceman at time of his arrest, that a youth Attmed lee recently p u r c h a s g 4 m ftyt through, him, but because stllj wnder 21, a women, whom ha recalled as the youth's mplh- er, si S(J e4 thrpapers to '

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 Aug 1954, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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