Colored Policeman Shot

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Colored Policeman Shot - Corored Policeman Shot. On Tuesday night about...
Corored Policeman Shot. On Tuesday night about 9 o'clock, Candy Garland, the colored policeman at Camp-town, arrested Adam Sanders, a mulatto and resident of that locality, on the charge of being drunk and disorderly, and started to town with his prisoner; when about half way up town Sanders drew a pistal on Garland and told him to go, that he was not going with him. Garland then came up town, when policeman McGowen and Swaine went back with him. After they had been there a few minutes Sanders came to the gate and surrendered himself to McGowen. He then sent his wife into the house for his coat; as she returned with the coat Sanders drew a pistol and fired at McGowen, who dropped, the ball taking effect in Candy Garland's neck and coming out under the shoulder blade. His wound is painful but not dangerous. McGowen endeavored to get a shot at Sanders but could not do so on account of some negro women in the yard between him and Sanders. Sanders jumped the fence and escaped to the woods in the neighborhood. About 1 o'clock in the morning Sanders came in to the jail and surrendered himself.

Clipped from Brenham Weekly Banner, 09 Aug 1878, Fri,  First Edition,  Page 3

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