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 - Henry Starr Is Captured • i • Henry Starr, with...
Henry Starr Is Captured • i • Henry Starr, with six other bandits robbed two banks at Stroud, Okla., last Saturday morning. Starr was shot and badly wounded in his leg while mounting his horse by Paul Curry, a sixteen year old boy, and capture effected. Louis Estes another one of the bank robbers was also captured. The Associated Press dispatches of Saturday give the following account of the robbery: Two banks at Stroud, Okla .N were robbed at 1Q o'clock this morning and Henry Starr, one of the robbers, was shot and captured. Seven men were in the gang that robbed the banks. The robbers are now surrounded, and the militia at Chandler has been sent for. The men rode into Stroud at 10 o'clock and tied their horses at the stock yards. They were unmasked and walked directly to the Stroud National bank. It was entered by several of the robbers, who quickly threw their revolvers down on the banic officials and ordered them to hold up their hands. Other robbers at the same moment entered the First National bank and robbed it. As they came out the citizens were aroused and began running into the streets armed with such weapons as they could gather quickly. Many shots were fired. As one of the robbers was mounting his horse in the street, Paul Curry, sixteen years old, ran out with a Winchester rifle in his hands. He pointed it at the robber nearest him and as he did so the robber reached under his arm for a revolver. "Drop that gun or L'll shoot'" young Curry called to him. The robber was Henry Starr, on whose head there is a reward •of $1,000 offered by the .state. Simultartebu sty Starr d ropped the revolver and the boy fired. The bullet struck Starr in the leg and he was unable to mount his horse. He was captured by the boy and others and is now under guard. The other robbers rode out of town in a battle that was hot for a few minutes; They were hardly out of sight before dozens of men were mounting their horses and going in pur suit. Paul Curry, the boy who captured Henry Starr, is the son of a grocer here and is the hero of the hour. Louis Estes,one of the robbers, fell from his horse a mile out of Stroud and was captured by the pursuing posse. He had been shot in the tight in the street and was badlv wounded.

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  1. The Standard-Sentinel,
  2. 01 Apr 1915, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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