Wilbur Miller shot

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Robber-Gun Robber-Gun Robber-Gun User Goes To "Pen."' Upon his plea of guilty to charge of robbery, Vernon Mead, 22 years old, Olive Hill, Ky., was sentenced to serve from 10 to 25 years in the Ohio Penitentiary by Judge Charles S. Bell, in Criminal Division yesterday. Carson Hoy, Assistant County Prosecutor, told Judge Bell that Mead shot and seriously wounded City Patrolman Ernest Scheuerle and Wilbur Miller, a bystander, when Scheuerle attempted to arrest him, after he had held up and robbed Andrew Chakiris, confec tioner, Vine Street and Mitchell Avenue, on the night of November 4, last. Mead held up Chakiris at 9 o'clock and at midnight Patrolman Scheuerle saw him acting sus piciously in front of the store of William Christos, 701 Epworth Ave nue, Winton Place. As the officer approaghed, Mead ran between two houses,' drew his gun and began firing. "Ehe officer received one bullet in his left breast, near his heart, and was in the hospital until a few weeks ago. Miller was struck in his abdomen by another bullet, but his wound was not so serious. An effort had been made to prove Mead was mentally unbal anced, but alienists who examined him reported him to be normal. A nlea for leniency was made to Judge Bell yesterday when Mead pleaded guilty, but the Court announced announced that no leniency would be shown in any case where it wbs shown that a police officer had been wounded. Before sentencing Mead, Judge Bell asked how he came to be carrying a weapon, and Mead drawled: "Wheah Ah come from in Kaintucky, it's customary foah all boys to cahy guns." Mead had two large guns on him when

Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer28 Jan 1933, SatPage 11

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)28 Jan 1933, SatPage 11
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