Bud Rice, Killed (page 2) Budville, NM November 19, 1967
ALBUQUERQUE east in 180 of an f of Robber Kills Two Persons At Budville Continued From A-l A-l A-l times and Mrs. Brown was shot three times, State Police said. The gunman shot Rice as he stood in front of the door, and Mrs. Brown was shot as she stood at the end of a counter inside the trading post. MRS. FLOSSIE Rice, wife of the victim, was in the bathroom when she heard the shots. The gunman took her to the j bathroom and bound and gag- gag- ged her. j A woman housekeeper identified identified only as Nettie also was in the residence at the time but managed to flee and hide until the gunman left. She freed Mrs. Rice and called called State Police. Part of the money taken by the gunman was believed to belong to the State Motor Vehi cle Dept. Rices's trading post was an auto license plate dispensing bureau. The two bodies were taken to Bernalillo County Indian Hospital in Albuquerque. Mrs. Rice was treated by a physician who gave her sedation. sedation. Rice was quoted widely in the press during the Anti-Bypass Anti-Bypass Anti-Bypass Law controversy durins the State Highway Department's ilnitl!( m"ves to bypass Budville I IN THE l!).-.ns l!).-.ns l!).-.ns he served as ! peace justice in his domain of Budville. In 965, Rice led a group of Budville-Cubero Budville-Cubero Budville-Cubero residents opposing opposing the bypassing of their communities by a 17 - mile stretch of 1-40. 1-40. 1-40. It was completed aoout two months ago. ine main complaints con cerned the lack of access to the communities. The Valencia County sheriff's office said a man carrying a 32- 32- , 23-year-old by to olihoi oiinmoi r;tni nnolhavintf 'stopped in the Gallup area and: New I held in connection with the in-! in-! in-! ;-iuliu. ;-iuliu. ;-iuliu. nim-e nim-e nim-e aisu were cnecK-i cnecK-i cnecK-i juig reports of seeing two the mcva iB dihck warn- warn- A I ?.,"'"r.d 11 ""-.vocational ""-.vocational area, ine vigil conunuea. 1 Li.